Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Softly Rough Around the Edges
I love impressionist art because it is just that impressionistic. Not specific, not clear. It hints at images. It vaguely creates a scene. It indistinctly tells a story. It is softly rough around the edges. It caresses the imagination of the viewer. The impressionist seems to say, "Reality is too harsh, let me give you a softer version."
This is what I want for myself this year--a softer version of reality. I don't mean that I want my life to be easier. Rather I want my responses to be softer. My attitudes to be softer. My habits to be softer. My heart to be softer. I want softer impressions of my experiences. I want my imagination to be caressed by softer perceptions of my reality.
I would like to be softly rough around the edges.
Posted by Lisa Gonzales-Barnes