We live in a world where we are constantly rushing around; forever chasing our tails just to get from A to B – never mind A-Z! There just aren’t enough hours in the day to do both the things we need to do and the things we want to do. Life seems to be one long round of wake up; go to work; come home; have dinner, and go to sleep. If we’re lucky we might just be able to fit in a little TV or internet surfing and if we really want to push the boat out – maybe a drink or two with friends before we collapse into bed knowing that we’re going to wake up as exhausted as we feel now. Everywhere you go, you hear tales about how hard life is; how everything is such a struggle; how there’s trouble, pressure, and stress in just about every aspect of life…
…and in the midst of all this negativity, we seem to have lost sight of how beautiful life can be.
Have you ever gazed at a stunning landscape and wanted to climb inside it? Or lost yourself in an emotive piece of music? Marvelled at the intricate detail in five hundred year old architecture? Examined some modern art and wondered what on earth the artist was thinking?
Sometimes it can be just the thing you need to take your mind off the stresses and strains of modern living. But even if we weren’t feeling the pressures of everyday living, who wouldn’t want these interesting art forms to admire and enjoy? There is often controversy surrounding the arts, especially where government expenditure is involved, but how boring would this world be if we only had – as important as they are – the necessities? As the saying goes, man cannot live on bread alone.
That’s what this blog is all about: bringing the beauty of the arts into our everyday life. After all who doesn’t like to read; listen to music; watch a performance; visit a historic site etc. And on a personal level, I also started this blog in order to get myself out there and experience the arts more than I do now. After all, I live in London so I should be experiencing everything that this amazing city has to offer in terms of arts and culture.
I look forward to it. I hope you do too!