Art Is Life

Art is Life or Our Life is our Art.

My thinking gets into a negative loop that plays over and over when I am depressed. Writing a poem, drawing a picture, going for a walk seems somehow to change the negative pattern enough to inspire different thoughts and actions. The feeling of accomplishment at having completed a poem, a picture or a walk to the mail box is a bonus of life-lifting proportions.

Art is not an addendum to life, I think it is the very centre of it and when we get so far removed from being creative that we forget how, that is when life begins to deteriorate.

©Sharron R. McMillan

(Written in response to Emotional Well Being And The Power Of Art
Published on November 3, 2018 in Arts/Growth & Wellness/Mental Health by Hugh Macaulay Coast Independent online.)

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2 Responses to Art Is Life

  1. hernibs says:

    Do you not agree?


  2. lovealways7 says:

    Art is both? 😍



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