“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” Vincent van Gogh
To keep the heart soft and pliable is necessary to be an artist. Perhaps the heart must be broken often for this to be our natural state. To remain open and looking, to be one who can listen when it's time to be still is necessary in order to fall in love with many things. We surround ourself with beauty in order to be more alive. We simply must have art so we can stay tuned into our larger selves. A life full of art is a life full of mystery and a life full of mystery is a life full of God. Living with art can help us remain open to what we do not understand.