What Is Art?
photo by Patty Ann Smith
"All of life is a work of art that each of us create everyday. All of life is a struggle to achieve awareness; and that struggle to be fully awake and alive to all things around us ~ our loved ones, our neighborhood, our environment and our impact upon it ~ is our art." ~ Christopher Childs
"...When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."
~ Mary Oliver