For Saturday, December 19, 2015:
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
I know this to be true myself. You may have read elsewhere here that I am not an artist (as in painter or one who draws), but putting a brush to canvas feeds my soul in a way that writing doesn’t. Maybe because I’m exercising a different creative part of the brain, one that opens up potential new ways of seeing, doing, and being. It’s almost as if a breath of fresh air breezes through for a few minutes and I feel freer.
I’m usually confident enough in my words that I’m willing to disseminate them to the masses, if I think others might be interested. Few if any people, though, ever see my attempts to put anything other than words on paper. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I do it … at least once in a while.
Maya Angelou has written, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” Go, therefore, and do it!