art

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “If a person sweeps streets for a living, he should sweep them as Michelangelo painted, as Beethoven composed music, as Shakespeare wrote his plays.” That makes me stop and think. How do I fold clothes, or set a table, or even walk and move about? Do I do all these things with grace? Am I aware of the artistry of every moment? Did I fly airplanes with the beauty of Beethoven’s ninth symphony? Maybe. Sometimes. And now that writing is my primary occupation, do I try to polish my words so they become meaningful phrases that last? How great it would be if all our works were works of art!

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to art

  1. Nancy says:

    Nice, Darlene. Thanks

    Like

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