Connecting through Art! .... Some Thoughts....
The claim is that the Internet "connects" us to the world. But in my experience, I see people every day walking around with their face in a phone, head in the ICloud as I say, completely disconnected from the world right in front of them. Something within their ability to touch and feel. It seems that part of my job description has become to bring these people back to earth, to shock them out of it with a beautiful painting that's right there, not a virtual representation, but something real, something they can touch and feel that it was made by skilled hands, with sweat and with tears.
I'm not sure what to do about those who are so out there. Hopefully over time I will get through. Because "connection" is felt, there is no greater knowledge I can disperse to those who can't seem to put down their devices, It's the "We are all connected" to every living thing in this universe already. The sooner we can feel those connections, feel the heartbeat of this planet earth together as living organisms, the faster we will be on a path to reverse the destruction caused by those who don't feel this connection, or are not aware or "hip" to it.
I challenge you today to go out and find a person who is "disconnected" and bring them back to earth. It may take a smile, a hug, some intense debate even, but don't give up, imagine they are a balloon on a string and that you are slowly bringing them back to "earth"
Don't let go, but don't be surprised it they "pop"
Have a great day! and Thank You!