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One Virtue of Making Art to Consider...

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Larry Seiler (
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 08:12:54 -0600

I was reading something wonderful recently....

..that is the fact that practicing art prepares us for the inevitable. It
teaches us productively at an earlier age to deal with "aloneness"... such
that we are less likely to be lonely in our later years.

There is a difference between loneliness and aloneness. Those that come to
fear loneliness likewise dread "aloneness." In fact, lonely people assume
all people alone are lonely.

Learning to value something deep within oneself such that hanging around
all by one's lonesome is often preferred is valuable training for later in
life. We age. Our parents depart from this world. Old friends the same.
Then perhaps our spouse. It is good and healthy to understand that we pass
along a great virtue to our youth in introducing a wonderful and marvelous
past time activity that can be developed and carried all through life.
Knowing we do that for them, we ought to consider and celebrate that the
gifts we possess are gifts that also hold hope for us.

just a thought.....

Larry Seiler
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