Art and Vitality

I’m back to writing this blog after taking a break from it for the summer. How was your summer? Are you feeling like it was enough?

This morning while exercising I had a revelation. I was berating myself for not doing enough writing this summer when a little voice inside me reminded me that I had. I started mentally checking off everything I created or learned in my writing world. I surprised myself at not only my endeavors but my completions.

In my summer travels, one of the high points was attending the Dale Chihuly ‘Through the Looking Glass” show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Chihuly is a glass artist extraordinaire. His show knocked my socks off in its scope and creativity. Imagine huge blown glass abstract shapes in brilliant, bright colors suspended from the ceiling all around you. Imagine a 20 foot long boat (made of blown glass) filled with exotic blown glass flowers on steroids. I was bug-eyed the entire time. The energy in the exhibit rooms was palpable. It was as if Chihuly’s immense, fragile art was playfully cutting through dead spaces in the rooms, and activating them with vitality.

Creativity and wellness message for today: Let your playful parts clear out any stagnant spaces in your life, metaphorically and practically.

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2 thoughts on “Art and Vitality

  1. I like the listening to that voice that reminds our inner critic of the Truth. Art is so inspirational, seeing it, creating it, contemplating it.
    A real part of our wholeness and health comes in rounding out our lives. Off to allow my playful, outdoor-loving parts of me to play and unclog what needs unclogging.

  2. I am blessed to be reminded by you of the truth and that my inner critic is always critical and must not be allowed to live rent-free in my head! I am enjoying clearing out those stagnant places in my life including the inner critic!

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