Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Value of Art

Why are the arts of value to society?

Everything is a mirror.

Your parents, homeless people, the person you love and the person you despise.

Looking in a mirror can be painful. You see new wrinkles, old disproportions, blemishes.

As are all things, art is a mirror.

Art is a wonderful mirror, because it's a mirror that is beautiful. Looking into that mirror might be painful, but the beauty that's there will help get you to the other side. To truth. To acceptance.

Art is not an end, but a beginning.

The great truth is that everything is beautiful. That truth is beautiful.

Art is simply an opportunity.

A safe place to practice looking into the mirror, to be present with truth, and to learn.