The world is full of troubles and is anxious in its sleep
Going off on a tangent after this week's Six Word Story
Jenny Joseph, feminism and poetry in the marketing mix
something for fans of the white stuff
is this a sign of old age?
I love this! Reblogging as it’s a good reminder why art – or creativity – call it what you will, is important to us all.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Dr. Martin Luther King
“…then what are we fighting for?” Winton Churchill – when asked to cut funding for the arts in favour of the war effort.
“Art washes away from the soul, the dust of every day life.” Pablo Picasso
Times are bad. Really bad… Mass shootings, political unrest, natural disasters, sex abuse scandals, threat of nuclear war, poverty, illness… I could go on. How do we even get ourselves out of bed in the morning? I suppose everyone has a way to cope. After all, here we are, right? But as artists –and by artists I mean anyone involved in creative work– we may ask ourselves, what is the use? What practical purpose does my writing, painting, poetry, photography, music, dance, woodworking, quilting, sculpting, and so on, and so on, serve?
I began this piece with those quotes for…
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Thoughts on forthcoming Wilfred Owen film, The Burying Party
One of the things I love about Helen's weekly prompt to share a song is the glimpse it gives me into the lives of people in different countries. This week's theme - a song about the armed forces - is inspired by the fact that it's Memorial Day in the United States. I'd never heard … Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday: Memorial Day
Why the Jumblies is better than the Owl & the Pussycat
'Mad, bad and dangerous to know' - what's not to love?