ART never was an elitist obscurity found only in concert halls, galleries and theatres.
It exists, in its most positive form, in the writing of a letter, rather than dashing off an email, to a loved one, in the making of a table, in conversing and making friendships, playing the clown, making love and giving birth
Writer Umberto Eco said we have a need to justify our lives to ourselves and to other people. But we often choose ways that are not authentic. Not part of God’s great artwork.
“Money can do a lot of things – but it cannot help reconcile you to your own death,’’ he wrote .
“It can sometimes help you postpone your own death: a man who can spend a million pounds on personal physicians will usually live longer than someone who cannot. But he can’t make himself live much longer than the average life-span of affluent people in the developed world.
“And if you believe in money alone, then sooner or later, you discover money’s great limitation: it is unable to justify the fact that you are a mortal animal.”