During our last Community Exhibit, the 6 year-old grandson of one of our volunteers visited The Art Garden for the first time. He walked thoughtfully around the studio, asking questions as he looked at everything: the different supplies, images, objects, and variety of art works in the exhibit.
One of the pieces, titled “My Shoeless Soul”, caught his attention, and I asked him if he knew what a soul was.
“It’s what makes you YOU!” he replied, without a moment’s hesitation.
I wrote that down…
so that each day…
when I come into The Art Garden…
I am reminded:
what we do is
And strengthens us for the work of making this world a better place.
“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be…This is the inter-related structure of reality.”
—from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963
Because winter can be a time for ‘going inward’, I encourage you to carve out time and space in this season for exploring who you are through your creativity.
If it leads you to The Art Garden, we’ll be delighted to see you!
Happy New Year!
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