Year 5- Day 199: Today, I am grateful love is an art form.
"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." -Vincent Van Gogh
This quote spurred a new thought this morning. Actually, it evoked a question. How is love art?
Each one of us enters this world as a unique canvas. Blank and ready. When, where, how and to whom we are born is a life shaping force on our blank canvas.
When an artist decides to create a new work, a medium is chosen. Clay, canvas,paint (watercolor or acrylic), metal, glass, recycled items or fibers. These are a short list. True art knows no limits.
The medium is not always cooperative. There are imperfections in application because human hands are involved. There is always reassessing and determining the next step.
When we choose to love... it can become a new artform. We can't love everyone the same way. People are as unique as art. Learning what speaks to an individual's heart is learning their love language. It can be a simple as time together without electronics or as adventurous as whitewater rafting.
Love pours the message, "You matter to me." into another human. It can be messy and frustrating. It can be exciting and full of new adventures. It breathes fresh life into an ordinary day. Love isn't always reciprocated, but it still is a positive, powerful force.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13
If love is an artform, it takes practice. We don't always get it right, but we keep trying. We can do our best and still see imperfections, but others may see something and be encouraged and feel good.
Today, I am grateful love is an art form.