The Weight of a Good Painting

white-duck-36x48-ink-on-canvasWhen you encounter a really good painting it will sit with you and make its mark. That mark is its weight.

Every masterpiece has this weight  and that is why you may feel so tired when you have seen a lot of them in a short amount of time. It is not a bad weight that will be sad and tired but instead the kind of tired when you are exhausted from running a long way. A good full satisfied feeling.

Our souls yearn for beauty and meaning and understanding .

I am pretty sure that is why God made us with the ability to make art.

When we are in the presence of a really great design or dance or music it does leave a mark.

On your soul

It is a thumbprint

And you will never be the same.