I see the world in a unique way maybe as we each do. I hear words and think poetry or song. In normal everyday occurrences I see the makings of a short film play out before my eyes and sometimes I feel the need to express my feelings through color instead of words. I sometimes feel like Amélie Poulain from the movie Amélie in a sense that sometimes I notice the details in what others may not see. A face, the creases tell a story of someone’s life, a road map of where they’ve been that no one else has traveled. Other than college courses on art history I have no formal training but I find inspiration in life around me and this inspires me to create.
Every time I hear a beautiful song I often look up the lyrics and wonder how the artist could explain so easily what I was feeling, or when I see a photograph that catches my attention I wonder how the photographer was able to capture the moment so perfectly in a way that I can understand what it was like to be there.
Despite me being quiet around people who I don’t know, I have very loud ideas that practically burst at the seams as they anxiously wait to be unleashed. Usually though I brush them to the side so that I can continue to be dedicated and loyal at my profession because that is the responsible thing to do however I’ve started to devote some free time to writing songs, poetry and enjoying music in its many forms and have found that to be very beneficial to other areas of life.
The truth is that we are all artists at heart because when it’s all said and done and our time is over it is then that our masterpiece is complete. Our canvas reflects the actuality, depth and color of the life we lived. As Albert Einstein once said ” Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”.
“If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.” Steve Jobs