My daughter asked me one day if she can have one of my old unused notebooks and I said sure. Like many kids her age she loves to doodle, and I saw that she had used it as a drawing pad which is cool. Today while I was cleaning the room I saw it again and noticed her writing at the back which says:
"This is a story memory dream book"
How wonderful, I thought, and instantly it reminded me what ART is all about --- It is about the beauty of the moment, that sudden rush of inspiration and passion, stored in that one work of art , or work of 'heart' as I often call it. I reveled at this thought for a while ...happy for this simple confirmation --- All the stone carvings of our ancestors , the ancient fixtures, the pyramids , paintings, myths and scriptures, all the novels, all the songs and poems written in time--- all born not merely from enjoyment and the desire to release one's creative energies alone... art exists because the soul will always be loyal to the heart no matter how great the mind is, and it is art that we embody the truth of who we are... that is why so many of us are inspired, healed, awakened, by art because it can only come from that divine essence, which no one can ever deny or alter.
Each time we pour our hearts on our craft we create a "story memory dream book" that lives on, because WE DO NOT WANT TO FORGET WHO WE ARE -- nor can we. We are all Lovers and Dreamers, and Children of this Earth.