The Art We Are

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There is nothing at all
in the brilliance of an artwork
that captivates you the moment
you rest your tired eyes on it,
not a single hue or design,
or configuration so harmonic
that you are sure you can hear
its song vibrating under your skin,
there is no wonder
contained in the sacred moment
when self meets art
and no awe
in the human capacity
to imagine a better world
and better selves in it,
there is none of this magic
that we move through,
stumble upon, are ready to meet
that we do not already
possess inside of us.
We are not only the art we make,
but the art we knew to find,
the art we let in when weary,
the art that want to lift us higher,
the art we draw to us,
the art we co-create
by letting it live through us.
There is no manner in which
we can say we are not creative,
our very bodies an intricate tapestry
of blood, stardust and bone,
our emotions an expressive dance
of all the world’s forces pivoting
around the sun, moon and earth
that always know to protect and hold
the art of our evolution.
 
– Tammy Takahashi
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