Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Time for Artists


The winds of change sweep across the country knocking down stock tickers, blowing down banks, and take away the homes of the citizens. The country's cries are heard echoing around the world suffering in a financial hurricane. With our broken system, the individual is left with nothing to hold onto but hope.

A change can be seen in a man faced with dark times. His shoulders droop, his eyes gaze toward the ground, and a stir of uneasiness dwells in his belly. Economic uncertainty is not only a reality of life style change, but also a distinctive emotion that reaches the heart and spirit.

This fierce enemy of uncertainty expresses itself in the form of fear. Thoughts of lack, limitation, and desperation are the byproduct, only leading to more of the same. The mind filled with doubt makes poorer decisions, and instructs the body with less confidence as it sinks deeply into the seat of the subconscious.

In light of these difficulties, I call upon the power of the ARTIST. The artist alone contains the ability to connect another human being to the power of creativity and the awe of the infinite. The artist shares a bond with the Infinite Intelligence I can only hope to faintly convey with words.

Men and women of today are not beings of pure logic, but creatures of emotion. Thinking positive thoughts can have no outward effect unless it is energized with the power of emotion. The artist speaks to this side of the thought process. Whether the artist’s message is negative or positive (both have their appropriate usage), the observer and the artist themselves come in touch with this powerful tool of change.

More than anyone else the artist is able to connect with the infinite creative power of the Ether. In the finest works of art the observer and the artist alike may readily catch a glimpse of the Divine. The times are indeed a blessing in disguse as the creative enegry that will be necessary to emerge will show us all how strong we really are. Therefore, my friends take up your pen, paintbrush, camera, crayon, computer, dancing shoes, and your voice and let it be heard. With the artist there is hope.

Picture entitled The of the Winds of Change by monkeyleader.

15 comments:

Healingstones said...

How true. The artist creates something out of nothing. I could not live if I could not create. It's funny cos I just put up a poem on my blog - I write all the time, but this is the first one I have posted there.

We all have the ability to create - to dream our futures and see them come true.

Bob Johnson said...

Beautiful Jesse, I find that in tough times art is a form of expression that God has given me to release my pent up frustrations, to know that I am unique and a value to me and others. Lol, your type in word verification is, and I kid you not is fartist. I'm laughing like a little kid right now, I'm so immature,lol.

Sherer said...

Healingstones,


How appropriate for you to leave the first comment. I will read your poem. We all have the ability to create- to dream our futures and see them come true. Very beautiful statement - probably the central theme of my blog.

Thank you Healingstones.

Jesse

Sherer said...

Bob,

Thank you.

Google is getting far too powerful! How do they know I ate a burrito last night?! LOL Interesting though - the word Artist is in there... F the first letter of "for" in the title as well. Thats too funny.

Jesse

miruspeg said...

Great post as always Jesse, lots of food for thought.

I never thought of myself as an artist as I was unable to draw or paint, but I do love photography and this year my mission is to take at least one photograph every day....so far so good, as I have captured some beautiful images.

My word verification is "ylogic", I think the blogosphere is trying to tell me something!

Take care
Peggy

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

You are back! Yeahhhh! I have missed your inspirational and necessary to my spirit posts. I am going to figure out a way to be an artist to do this but am not sure how. Maybe I can write a poem and dedicate it to you. I have always admired those artistic types (like your piano playing)-my daughter is very artistic thank goodness.

Caroline said...

Yea! A post! It's been way too long!

This is brilliant! I have been going crazy with my photography and I even created a new photo blog to express this side of myself. Sometimes, I feel like my entire being has been taken over...but it feels so good to immerse myself in this. Check it out at http://nowordz.blogspot.com.

Now...don't so long before the next post...

Sherer said...

Miss Peggy,

Sounds like you may be an artist indeed. Perhaps we are all artist, when we create something new we become an artist of the mind not necessarily on canvas or with clay.

hmmm... ylogic? What is logic? The part of the imagination we all agree upon?

Thanks peggy,

Jesse

Sherer said...

HealthNut,

I completely disagree. You are a very talent artist that has created an amazing websites - one of my favorites on the web! Thank you very much for the encouraging words. I want to get back to my 1 a week pace or so.

Thanks,

Jesse

Sherer said...

Caroline,

Excellent to have you by. Perhaps one of the most introspective and creative regular readers! I will check out your new blog. Just dont stop posting on Zen in You.

Thanks,

Jesse

Caroline said...

No worries...the zen in you is not going anywhere...I need to write :) I purposefully created the other blog w/o words so it would not take away from my "baby." LOL. Also, anytime you want to use a pic...feel free (I would be honored!). Have a great weekend.

Sherer said...

Caroline,

Thank you as always. I really like your photos!

Jesse

J Sherer said...

I just drew a stick figure. I feel more hopeful, now. :)

You're a great writer. You should write a book.

Sherer said...

haha if a stick figure moves you then let is move you brother.

Jesse

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