Sunday, November 14, 2010
Nov. 14th “See Vs See”
"What is it that you look at? Is it the parts of the human anatomy that ring loud and clear in your human mind filled with desires and imaginary pleasures? Is it a movie of a certain genre that fills your imitation with faraway places, people, things, fantasies or alike? Is it sports or favorite teams or events that you’ve chosen to be a part of? Is it that little baby’s face that you would do almost anything for or that special someone you gave or want to give yourself to? Is it TV with its constant babble about the next big thing and its constant commercials?
You ever thought about how your eyes are connected? I’m not talking about the glue and strings that hold them in their sockets. I’m talking about how they are connected to your brain; your heart, your soul, and the rest of that mechanical paraphernalia that lets you open the door instead of running into it.
When you look around and focus because a lot of people do a lot of looking without seeing, do you really see? Do you see what God has created for your pleasure? Do you see how many people care for you? Do you see those who support you? Do you take time to look and see? When was the last time you woke up early to see the sunrise or went somewhere special to see the sun set. When was the last time you took someone you truly care about with you?
Art and paintings are a great place to learn how to look, how to see. They teach you that what you think you see may not in fact be what you are seeing. They teach you that sometimes when you connect with them they can transmit volumes to your heart or your very soul. They can bring you to tears and buckle your knees. Though these occurrences may be rare for some, especially those who cannot see, it is something that everyone who can spend a little time and a little effort in focusing, engaging, and really looking can experience and enjoy.
Try this week and see what you can see; focus and take your time when you do."
“Sometimes when we look, we look real close
Sometimes we were self consumed as we boast
Sometimes we make choices that are daunting
Sometimes our choices leave us wanting
Sometimes we’ve violated God’s way
Sometimes we’ve got just too much to say!”
“Great paintings remind you everyday of what’s truly important! They can mark your life. When you find such a pearl of great worth acquire it. Have a wonderful and productive week.”
"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"
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