Here’s an excerpt of a deftly written story by Mike Sager from the May 2012 Esquire. I wasn’t that interested at first, but after giving it a chance while streaming some music, I was knocked over by one of those transcendent moments that come about through experiencing real art. Or something like that.
The above paragraph is best experienced with music: Orsten – Adagio Sostenuto
I hear the broken piano and shuffling yet determined electric beat, and reading the story of this vagabond, seeking out other vagabonds, having the scene painted along the lines of something modern-day that would make sense to Tom Joad, it hits me at once.
And that’s why I read. That’s why I love music. That’s why I’ve made myself adept with an iPhone enough to capture the moment,then blog about it (typed most of this post in a note with my thumbs).
There’s beauty in being moved, expanding on the thought and then channeling that into something new altogether, even if it is just a pastiche of other art. Those pieces become the colors of a new palette. What’s important is that the idea gets sketched, moving from the brain into the living world, to be seen. It’s a very satisfying feeling.
Next time you have the thought when something moves you, “I could do something with that!” — make it happen. Make it real.
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- The Devil and a Comm Week Speaker (alexandrasen.com)
- Photography, Technology and Connections in the Name of Art (rsmithing.com)