Coffee and Contemplation: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

This is a special day for appreciating the art that inspires us and moves us emotionally. It doesn’t matter if it’s music, painting, writing, or film, the job of the artist is to make people feel something. What are some songs, movies, art pieces, or theatre performances that have moved you to tears or laughter? What inspires your heart? If you don’t already, push yourself to go to an art gallery or theatre performance. You can view these virtually sometimes too. Read a book or write your own. Start whatever creative work you’ve been putting off. Or encourage a friend to work on their art.

Spend the day considering how art in its many different forms affects your life. Show that appreciation. If you have friends who create, show them some love. Buy their art. Write a review about their work. People don’t get famous without the help of their friends. If you don’t know anyone, share some of the works that are most meaningful to you with your friends. Share your favorite book, favorite musician, favorite film, or whatever else is your favorite thing. Share and inspire others. Leave the world with more art than you started with.

Throwback Thursday Poetry: Inspiration

inspiration is all i need
but to find this inspiration
i must look deep
within myself and my soul
to my deepest, darkest desires
and fantasies

what is this
inside of me
i feel different
it seems
never before
have i felt
so differently

feeling inspiration
overtaking me
but it’s not what i dream
you see
there is something
changing in me
i begin to feel

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.