In my experience, art (in its many forms) reveals glimpses of honesty from what often appears as haphazard confusion. It's the ordinary stuff of life in focus, attempting to connect the dots. Through my own lens, I'm curating a collection of art, explorations, tunes, flavors, style, and movers-and-shakers I hope will inspire us to lean more fully into who we are as creatives.
Read poetry every day of your life.
Poetry is good because it flexes muscles you don't use often enough.
Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition.
It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand.
And above all, poetry is a metaphor or simile.
Such metaphors, like Japanese paper flowers, may expand outward into gigantic shapes.
Ideas lie everywhere through the poetry books,
yet how rarely have I heard short story teachers recommend them for browsing.
- Ray Bradbury
PS. Here's a fun song: