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So what does aging have to do with art? It could be that art is considered more valuable as it ages. It could be that art like us, from time to time, must be painstaking restored with love. And when it is restored, often times, it will have a more vibrant colorful life to it than ever before. It could be that art is a creation, just as we are a creation, only we are so much more amazing and intricate than the best piece of art.

     I saw a picture the other day of a old man making a beautiful tiny chair. His hands were in the forefront of the camera. Old brown, work worn hands, with veins raised and dirty nails, and I thought, “How amazing. Look at how very intricate his hands are. They are like a map that tells a story of a life. What beautiful hands........”

     Then I saw another, of an old man, but he did not look old to me at all. In fact, his face was shining with life and a boy-like mischievousness was coming out of his eyes and his smile. Not our usual idea of beauty. But nevertheless, he is awesomely beautiful.

     So perhaps, this is the point. Perhaps we should value human beings as much as we do art. Maybe we should give them a second glance just in case they might be a masterpiece. And it could be that we should redefine beauty for mankind, just as we have done for the art world. We may disagree on what art and beauty are. But one thing is for sure, as creation goes, we, by virtue of being human, are masterpieces. And that, my friends, makes us priceless.

In case you are wondering, this was posted from my website
but I thought there might be someone here who would relate.
www.pamfowlerart.com

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      Linda L wrote Mar 26, 2011
    • As I see my aging appearance I become dismal, but your post put a lift to that feeling.  I hope I get a second glance and that someone will see me as a masterpiece.  Thanks for sharing!



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      Psfowler wrote Mar 26, 2011
    • Ah Linda and Eva, It is dreaming isn’t it? I, like you Eva, am not one bit happy about getting older. It consumes quite a lot of my time fighting it! I suspect when my hands begin to resemble the old mans, I will not see them as beautiful as I was able to see his; that my dear is a horse of a different color! LOL Smile we might as well. One day I was going to Walmart, I really hate Walmart. At any rate, I was aggravated trying to get myself presentable for the public. I live in a small town. After I got there, I began to look around, and this thought came to me. I thought, “What the heck was I worried about?”  I look better than most of these folks on my worst day! That was liberating.....



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      Psfowler wrote Mar 26, 2011
    • And Linda, I’m glad the blog made you feel better. You made me feel better too!



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      Linda L wrote Mar 26, 2011
    • Hi Pam,  OMG, thanks for bringing up the Walmart experience.  I don’t go there and I don’t mean to be conceited, but I think I look cute too in comparison with some of the shoppers at the stores I go to.  But then there are those beauty queens...  Knock it off, Linda!



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