The Lost Medicine of Art

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Art, in all its genuineness, is the most despised talent.  Conformists have always attempted to censor or obliterate it all together.  Men tend to despise what they cannot control and make subservient to their needs and agendas and so they will attempt, in every manner psychological, physical, or political, to suppress it.  The art form at its purest is the antithesis of rigidity and the sheep-minded.  Art stands alone, its origins stem from beyond human awareness and only manifests itself in the act of creation of the artist.  The art form defies all logic and presupposed manners of rational thought, and yet communicates in unexplainable ways our deepest yearnings and curiosities.  It transcends worlds and reminds us of a universal state of being we have somehow been severed from.  Art is freedom.  Raw, independent, unconscious, deep, pure, unrestrained, stoic, and childlike.  Art is the barefooted mistress, unveiling, slinging her hijab towards her oppressors.  It is the baby, breaking free from the bottle, taking the militant crawl towards the kitchen for a handful of ham, toothless and all.  Art is the free-minded man that questions the herd-imposed beliefs of his peers, at the expense of being ostracized.  Except art, in all its omnipotence and truth, unfazed and certain, will part its victims unscathed.  While poems may burn and statues fall, art laughs, dances away, and takes its residence elsewhere.  

Art is the epitome of freedom.  It seeks artists.  It’s not reserved for a selected few, but to the daring and courageous who will set out to explore the realm of the infinite.  We often resonate with its various forms because it is a part of who we are, our native universal language.  Suppressing art out of conformity, rigidity, and fear creates diseased individuals and societies where the imprisoned idea transforms into untamed monsters. More on this next time…

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