Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life in a certain sense, they are to make it a work of art, a masterpiece.
–Pope Saint John Paul II. Letter to Artists.
Paige, I see your stories in the same way I view a beautiful still life…yours describe life in motion.
VP, you make my day on a regular basis! I appreciate that you come by to read the stories. It means a lot to me to know that other people are chuckling over the kiddos and “awww”ing at the oldsters with me. 🙂
Your stories are to the Master Rembrandt as my scribblings are to the 7 year old Picasso with a broken right wrist.
🙂 Thanks, Joanne!
Interesting way of looking at it. Our lives and the way we live it are like a lens through which to view the world, and through each person may exist a whole new world to see. If the god or gods could see through our eyes, what kind of world would they see?
I agree that we have the uniqueness of individual experience, but as humans we can find commonalities through which to share our experience. We may read a work of literature or art in distinct interpretations, but it’s still an experience we can seek to explain.
Your question reminds me of Milan Kundera in his book, “Ignorance.” “If someone could retain in his memory everything he had experienced, if he could at any time call up any fragment of his past, he would be nothing like human beings: neither his loves not his friendships nor his angers nor his capacity to forgive or avenge would resemble ours.” Perhaps this is why it is hard for us to read or interpret the messages from God. 🙂
Beautiful quote. I agree about each of us being in charge of making of our life the best possible artwork. Not an easy task but the reward…
Evelyne, yes, it’s a challenge from day to day, I know. I like this quotation so much, and I’ve put it up on my door. So when I go out, I remember to smile at strangers, even when they don’t smile back. I don’t want to be in a grumpy masterpiece. 😀
I agree…but it’s oh, so difficult sometimes. I do believe it should be what to aim for though…
Leya, here here. And aiming is a technical skill that takes some practice as well. 🙂 Though with your photography, you’re aiming all the time!
He, he, that I am – the question is – is it for the right things…
Haha! A friend once told me, “90% of your instincts are right, so it’s really only the bad 10% you have to worry about.” 🙂