In Praise of Ordinary Life

Artist: Johannes Vermeer

One purpose of Art is to allow us to see the beauty of ordinary life. This has a great value for a vast number of people. Because, that’s where most of us live: in the ordinary. Not everyone has or is going to have an extraordinary life, the riches of the world, or what the common definition of success is.

But…

We all can have Art.

We can have Art even when we have nothing else. You take everything away from a man, strip him off all his possessions, put him in prison, make him starve to death, but… he can still sing a song in his head. Art never abandons us.

It consoles us, comforts us, makes us see things beyond their ordinariness, and most importantly, gives a deep sense of meaning to our life.

Published by Deepak Rana

A writer, a wanderer. Keeps dreaming and aspires to make them true.

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