17 August 2006

You don't know what you've got...

...till it's gone.

So one of the great things I've always appreciated about my office is that the common walls are lined with artwork. Monet's, Picasso's, O'Keeffe's and Miro's, to name a few. Abstracts, landscapes, and stills. From impressionists to realists. It's truly a mini art gallery.

So today I walk in and they're all gone! Nothing but dirty white walls and empty picture-hangers. So stark. So uninviting. I truly feel empty. I miss them. The color they added. The inspiration they supplied. The fresh air they breathed.

Turns out the maintenance guys are painting next week, so there's no need to despair; as the artwork will certainly re-appear against freshly painted walls of white that should only serve to draw out the beauty of each piece of work even more so than before.

So what's my point? Why am I writing this? Well first, to point out the necessity of art in our lives. But more importantly, to encourage you to buy some artwork to fill the blank spaces on your walls (and in your heart). Or better yet, create your own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When Jesus, the greatest maintenance man ever, painted the wall of my heart white it sure made the art work in my life look a lot better