heart & soul spill – art

Gone are the days when art conveyed a crisp image of the perfect stick figure, with straight lines and a plump, round head. Now every cloud, every scrap of discarded paper and pencils too short to use are all masterpieces to eyes tired of a bleak image, that the world radiates, facilitated by greed and cruelty. The thing about art is that it’s created wholeheartedly with love and concern; and even when it looks horrible, it’s the most beautiful thing to the artist who brought it into existence.

Art is exquisite because it leaves room for progress, it factors in human error when created by man, and radiates the time its lived through. But the best part of art is that it is everywhere, infinitely present and blindingly bright.

On waking up, the rumpled blanket conveys a sense of aesthetic to the room bathed in the gentle morning glow. The shadows fall on all the right places, enunciating the wrinkles and bringing out the muted lilac tone of the blanket. There’s a cup of tea on the table surrounded by ink leaks and plenty scraps of paper. Everything is a beautiful mess – almost as if someone drew this room right down to the pencil shaving at the corner of my book. As the mirror reflects everything wrong with this sight of human error, the weight of the mortality of all this, suddenly seems a lot more weighing, each moment appearing like a drag on my consciousness. The books will be moved, the tea drunk and the blanket folded. This mortal mess – a result of a precise sequence of events, is bidding farewell to its time to make way for a new day.

As the music makes its way through the house, awakening all who listen, a cold breeze ruffles the leaves on the roadside, like someone would ruffle a child’s hair. The black soil dotted with flakes of brown and adorned with yellow leaves is as bold as a masterpiece created with the utmost dedication.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com

Life is perfectly unfair, wrong and strays away from its path but one cannot deny there is beauty in stumbling, a certain glow to death and perfection in enduring.

It remains suspended in air; weightless and insignificant but contributing to a significant characteristic of the room that keeps its doors open to all. The room is dusty. As people come and go, each with stories of their own, they bring more dust in than they take out – a remnant of the moment they caused, the story they made a reality. The dust particles are spherical, not perfectly but almost.

Faces drawn in symmetry, lives penned in everlasting ink; the words curving and slanting in the most immaculate way possible, footsteps painted in dust – all of these held captive by walls erected by our own hands.

Art is in every tear shed, every moment lived, every piece of being. The streak of paint someone spilled on the road is art – it stretches across the middle with its non-uniform ends and a colour that looks beautifully faded in the sun, glistening in all its glory. The crumbled metal can at the end of the street, that someone discarded thinking it was of no use anymore, is a piece of art with a peculiar curved structure that can be a ball or a plant pot.

Falling is an art. Loving is an art. Seeing the beauty in the deepest depths is art.

Time is the medium, we are the artists and days are our templates, rendering life to be the biggest masterpiece of all – with each life lived being incredibly articulate, as the one whose heart beat for it all along.

Thoughtfully yours,
Introverted Thoughts aka D

A quick thank you and shoutout to Anna and Rayna for reading beforehand!
(Featured image by Dan Farrell on Unsplash)

37 Comments Add yours

  1. Michele Lee says:

    Oh my goodness, D. Your words! 💖 You clearly have artist’s eyes and an artist’s soul. If only everyone saw the beauty in all things. What a world it would be. Art is a foundation in my life – in the many ways it shows up. Beautiful share. Thank you. 🎨

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    1. Aww I’m so overwhelmed and touched you think so!! I agree, the world would have been so much more beautiful!
      And it shines so well through your poems and photography!💖 Thank you so much for reading!

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      1. Michele Lee says:

        My pleasure, I love your posts. 💖 Thank you so much. 😊

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  2. Ace says:

    Wow D, this piece is just exquisite!!! Omg I am blown away…has to be one of my favorites of yours! You are such a beautiful artist in all things!! Keep writing and sharing your beauty, you’re a gift in this community!!!

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    1. Ahh I’m so so happy to hear that, Ace!! Aw that’s so kind of you to say🥺 Thank you ever so much for your constant support, my friend! I so appreciate it!💖

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  3. Life is perfectly unfair, wrong and strays away from its path but one cannot deny there is beauty in stumbling, a certain glow to death and perfection in enduring.
    This is just the perfect read for me in the morning!!! Well written as always. 👏👏
    Thank you dear D for sharing this with us ❤️❤️

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    1. I’m so pleased you found it so!! Thank you so much!❤️
      My pleasure!🤗 Have a lovely week ahead!

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  4. nushhe says:

    Well written! Thankyou for sharing this with us D! I am Soo amazed to read this post. I loved it. Btw how are you? 😊😀

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    1. Thank you so much, Anushka! My pleasure! So glad to hear that!❤️
      I’m good, how are you?🤗

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      1. nushhe says:

        Your welcome! I am gud too. Long time no see, or maybe I haven’t been able to read ur posts that much! 😜😅

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      2. That’s great! Life’s been extra hectic lately 😓

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  5. peanutbuttersandwiches_ says:

    Oh my God… These lines:
    “Time is the medium, we are the artists and days are our templates rendering life, the biggest masterpiece of all – each life lived, incredibly articulate as the one whose heart beat for it all along.”
    Are some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read. I’ll tell you what, D- the true artistry is in the way you have painted words with such elegance. I don’t think I’ve ever read something quite as fabulous as this.
    You are, in conclusion, amazing .

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    1. peanutbuttersandwiches_ says:

      Okay but I genuinely have no idea how to convey that what I’ve just read is AMAZING AND MARVELLOUS AND BEAUTIFUL AND JUST AAAAAH-

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      1. Ana says:

        Absolutely agree @peanutbuttersandwiches_

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      2. YOU ARE THE MOST KINDEST AND AMAZING PERSON I’VE MET ASDJKHAIN
        THANK YOU!❤️

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    2. Aw thank you so very much! I’m so touched by your overwhelming support! And it means so much to me you think this is art!! You’re the best!🤗❤️❤️

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  6. This prose is art

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot!

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  7. Sep says:

    This is so beautiful!!!
    Also I meant to ask, are you on hangouts?

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    1. Thanks so much!!
      I’m not super active but yes!

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  8. Ana says:

    This is so deep, true and well thought of; mere words wouldn’t suffice to express the ingenuity contained in this post!
    AWE-some!

    “The books will be moved, the tea drunk and the blanket folded. This mortal mess, a result of a precise sequence of events”

    P.S. I took the liberty of reblogging this on ‘Achilles’ Heel’.

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, Ana! It makes me so happy that you liked it!
      Aw that’s so kind of you, friend! Thanks so much again! I truly appreciate your constant support 🤗❤️

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      1. Ana says:

        Always a pleasure; the feeling is mutual 🤗🤗

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  9. HensBlooms says:

    The following especially resonates with me “Life is perfectly unfair, wrong and strays away from its path but one cannot deny there is beauty in stumbling, a certain glow to death and perfection in enduring”. Thank you for an eloquent and inspiring post!

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    1. I’m so glad they resonated with you! My pleasure! Thank you so much for reading ❤️

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  10. Insider says:

    That was absolutely artistic, the way you ended it was amazing. I think this is one of my many favourite posts from you awesomely curated ❤

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    1. Ahh it makes me so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for reading!💖

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  11. Wow, it’s beautiful! Just absolutely STUNNING!!! You are good at this! 😉

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Chloe 💕

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  12. What incredibly well crafted lines D. Loved all of your visuals as well❣️❣️❣️ Great job❣️

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy!! 🤗💖

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      1. Happy and you’re welcome❣️❣️🌷❤️

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