“I’m off to do important things,” I said as I walked out the door this morning to head to the art studio. I meant it as a joke. I mean, how important can creating art be? It’s not like I’m doing brain surgery.
It only took a few introspective moments to realize however that it wasn’t a joke at all. I am doing important things. With the recent violence and the medias constant fueling of the anger, rage, revenge and hate, it is important to find some sort of beauty in the world right now.
This week as I was putting my son to sleep, he asked, “Mom, what is the meaning of life?”. This is a pretty loaded question, and he always challenges me to search for answers appropriate for a 7 year old. We talked awhile and one of the things I found myself saying was that part of it was to make the world a better place. To not cause harm but to leave it in a better state.
And this is MY purpose. To create beauty in the world. To fill it with color, happiness, and inspiration. To hear people say at my art shows, “your work makes me feel so happy”.
So today, I’m off to do important things. Have a beautiful day.