“You remember! Think, I’m sure you will remember. Most often remembering is not triggered by thinking. It’s prompted by visual images. Alzheimer’s treatment is moving in recent years to incorporate art into a patient’s routine. There is the art in which hands and eyes are engaged in activities and the art in which patients are taken to museums or shown pictures or paintings. The visual recognition of some item prompts the memories. Studies are saying that while it’s not a cure it is certainly a relief period that allows true comfort.
The other day a comment came that I saw asking if art were dead in America. I believe art is very much alive. What I question is the appreciation for it. Great art stirs the emotions and fills the heart. It creates travel and memories and feelings that transcend time. When a painting hits you it buckles your knees and stirs you to possess it as it possesses you. What value do we place on this? Is some bargain price of some piece that matches the pillow worth anything? Absolutely not! Remember this: Great paintings, paintings you engage with, that grow on you, that serve up memories daily, that build a love relationship with you, they are “priceless”!”
“As I stand here and ponder before this beautiful work.
I recall so many wonderful times and often being a jerk.
I remember the beach, the kids and the joys of everyday.
And now because of the world it’s been taken all away.
Paintings, beautiful paintings, speaking loud and so bold,
Tell the stories of life and daily give out memories untold.”
“Take time to see the memories in the paintings you have. If you can’t, then get rid of them and find paintings that move your hearts emotions. Have a great week!”
“Find my paintings or may my paint-tings find you!”
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