Stepping Back

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Susi Bocks

nature baring itself in all its glory
being breathtaking, humbling, and scary
a longing to observe and capture from near or far away

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seeing magnificent creations of art
by way of brilliant visions and talented digits
fully engaged, breath taken away or making you cry

discovering music created by soulful vibrations
beings reaching into their emotional depths
bringing us within substantive creations

watching feelings erupt from human anatomy
control and fluidity presented in perfection
telling us stories with their bodies

being in awe and stepping back

it’s all beauty and enriches us so
on nights when we’re nostalgic
days when we need to see a rainbow
moments when what’s needed is to feel and not speak

Expression

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Xaviel Lugo Arias

Inspired by FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Challenge 5/31/19 – Art

art conveys
what the mouth cannot

visual feelings
are words come to life

the beauty in the image
convey a connection

every chance to look again
is a moment to go back to a memory

 

This piece was painted by my friend Xaviel. I adore his art! Enjoy all his work!

The Un-plan

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Creativity isn’t planned.

Sometimes we intend to create something but then it takes us in all these different directions usually ending up with a piece which is so much different than how it started out. I love when that happens.

It’s what needed to be expressed. This creation was waiting for the right moment to be exposed. Almost like a message that needed to resonate, usually for the artist but sometimes an expression of a lesson to be learned by someone else.

It’s wonderful how art works.

Love Lessons

 

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This past weekend, in between friendship, fellowship, and education, I also had the privilege of getting to know this young man and his music. Each experience was delightful.

In this short time together, Harrison managed to bring my focus to love leaving me no choice but to speak with him about his work. The musical moments he offered, made me think about the necessary human entanglement.

Imagine the band Judah and the Lion compacted into one person. That’s his sound, and his essence is poured out in the lyrics. He has a rich, passionate voice combined with some heart-string pulling sentiments. It was a full-on, soul-enriching morning being entertained by his palpable enthusiasm for his craft.

We had a conversation about love because his songs reminded me of that constant search for the romantic that gets within reach and can quickly get complicated, or end.

I was so drawn to the simplicity of his words tackling such a tricky topic. Emotions end up all over the spectrum and can alter your state of being literally in a heartbeat. During his performance, I experienced love and heartache in the same song. This felt like the pursuit of love or the state of being it defined well.

He gets it.

Now I’m a fan.

“For me, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that love is thinking we are trying to find love, but we’re actually trying to define love.”, I commented. It seemed to resonate. His reaction was one of agreement and an eye-opening “yes!” followed. We experienced a consensus in closeness.

With each heartache, we refine what we need. And hopefully, we determine what is best for our being. Our personhood which is ever evolving, borne out of situation and circumstance, defining the picture of uplifting and inspiring companionship tinted with intentional desire.

Thank you, Harrison, for making the words ring genuine. Much success in your pursuits!

Perception

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I’m the outsider
experiencing a creator’s in-that-moment masterpiece.

What do I know?
Nothing.

What do I feel?
Everything.

My companion’s insight enlightens me.

But it’s different than the maker’s crucial imagination.

I do enjoy their mental impression.

The work, the discussion, my immersion in this artistry…

Oh, it makes me feel alive!

I perceive an epiphany.

End of Bliss

 

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Love, becoming one.

Intensity together.

Then pain. Two again.

 

**The image prompted a reliving of my personal moment but click here for what inspired the artist to create this beautiful sculpture. Click here to see another perspective of the moving version.