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Beauty and Art

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Beauty and Art
August 26, 2010 03:31AM
I wanted to share a desktop wallpaper that I have and enjoy....

Re: Beauty and Art
August 26, 2010 01:35PM
Nice, really like it.

News flash:
God is not angry with you. He loves you.
If you don't believe that,
or think it's too good to be true,
or that I'm making it up - ask Him! smiling smiley
Re: Beauty and Art
August 29, 2010 02:11AM
Love it

One can imagine what kind of view he has from "anywhere"...?

Re: Beauty and Art
December 02, 2010 02:02AM
A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule. A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk. A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a <nobr>3 year</nobr> old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth <nobr>3.5 million</nobr> dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of an social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things
are we missing?

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
- Lenny Bruce
Re: Beauty and Art
December 02, 2010 02:17AM
Re: Beauty and Art
December 05, 2010 09:36PM
That's so true - yet we all we spend time on what we want to spend time - on? Only when we spend time with some one or something 'else' that takes our heart - thats 'captivates' one so that ... we dont think of ourselves that much for a moment of time and everything else seems to be going by and we are the observers?

Is painting like that? Listening to music? Being creative with ones hand's, using tools to help someone else of simply as a release of creativity. Dare I say it - Gardening winking smiley, take a walk along a beach, a forest, a village, a park... what do we see and hear?

Maybe Art and Beauty as so entwined we miss the 'beat' of the most creative one of all .... Father & Son & Spirit?

Like the wind blows wherever it likes yet we cannot see it - yet only see what effect it has touched along its travel, beauty, art, it really is all around us. Take a camera sometimes with you and look through it's lens - what do you see?

(Wish I had a digital with awesome zoom) winking smiley
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