At one point the living are in a stalemate between two polar opposites: cruelty, and the unknown. What is this unknown? I suppose you could say that it is the desire to obtain true beauty or true truth in the world. Or it is the hidden bliss and self actualization of our lives. It can be the journey or the goal – all I know is that this inconspicuous charm is the things in life we desire to make us happy.
And at the moment, I am on my narrow road to the unknown. I used to think that I was cursed after discovering my horrible ability, but my passion to seize true beauty led me to think, “Everyone has obstacles, and although mine is difficult, there ought to be something worth seeing at the end”.
My thought process is still the same today, but i still struggle with my unfortunate skill of seeing the countdown of people’s lives.
When seeing this picture, I found myself relating to it in many different ways. There are many times when a person feels some degree of insecurity, and this artist took that idea and put it into a literal sense.
This is a handmade polymer clay sculpture by an artist known as Talty
I looove tiny things. I attempted making miniature sculptures with polymer clay and it was extremely difficult with my reckless hands.
Going through the adolescent period, I am at the moment trying to find all the right answers to questions such as: will I get into a good college? What will ensure my success in life? What is my purpose in life? The constant pressure and ignorance of the future can bring an enormous amount of stress and at the same time, lack of motivation.
So, why school? It is obviously some sort of stress factor. From my experience, it is like a competition – where the victor goes to a good college or university. I can no longer see school as a place to earn knowledge for the sake of earning knowledge, but more so, to beat other students and get in the college of their choice. This left me in a stalemate, wondering “what if I don’t make it?” of course the fear of losing enabled me to try harder for a few more years of school, but then I realized that this was not something that I wanted to participate in. The fact that school was such a stressful environment left me to think that college wasn’t the best thing after all. Why school? Why do I continue to be here?
I came to a conclusion that left me quite… unsatisfied. “Because I want to” That was it. This answer made me infuriated so I continued to search for an answer, but I always came back to this solution. It was such a simple matter that it irked me.
In life, we do things that benefit ourselves. By questioning my reasoning, I came to an epiphany that school can change depending on your perspective. While the direction is usually towards college and life onwards, I tried seeing it as a way to obtain knowledge of any kind, not by something menacing like a battle between students. And although most teachers are “preparing you for college” I ignored that reason and chose to learn for my well being in the present. So when I go through life, or maybe just the next day, I could talk about the fall of Rome or the story of Oedipus. This wisdom gives an expansion to my horizons and can be used not only in school after high school, but in my whole lifespan.
I learn at school for the sake of conversations, ideas, and interactions I will encounter, not because it might bring me success in the future.
And I add: Although we seek destinations on our roads, it is best to be wary of things around you first.
There is art in the world that sings sweet nothings through the heart. It is a company, rescue, and a sweet symphony. It is a moment of compassion and composure – a freedom and a privilege of all those who embrace it. The value of this unexplained talent is its kaleidoscope of sound, touch, sight, taste – What is art without such blissful aspects? But not only can it be things appealing to the senses, it is also the process of the unwritten.
There is a glass in front of you, on the other side is art, but you can choose to aim it in any direction desired. Because this glass, is merely a frame that you see through. Art can be anything or everything.