I think I can narrow down my emotion to…

Embarrassment.

This picture brought it to a head this week.

I looked at this creation for a long time when it popped up on my FB feed. I was first attracted to the vivid colors…I’m a color person…then the design..I wanted to look through it because I was sure there was something I couldn’t see…and there is the little details of color within the color…I felt like something was being protected.

I’m red faced in realizing the person I used to be….several times at museums and art centers, I would arrogantly avoid the “modern” art areas with a pfft of my hand because I did not understand why anyone thought this was art…it did not fit into my preconceived beliefs about art and paintings…where did these beliefs come from?

I’m certainly not saying that I am without opinion.

Noun. A view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

I am saying that in this prejudice about what I thought paintings were supposed to look like, I missed some real beauties..some experiences…how many things in my review of life can I check the mark beside ..missed it …because of my inability to see past my personal opinions and judgements?

it’s another layer of my personal onion!

Whoever created this painting I say well done. Bravo….You made me think.

Until next time…

7 thoughts on “I think I can narrow down my emotion to…

  1. How long after you wrote this was the banana taped to the wall big news? So don’t feel too bad about your past preconceived opinions. I hear you though, I used to be the same way. We grow, we learn. Maybe we do get a little wiser, realizing we don’t have all the answers all the time and we begin to look beyond ourselves.

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  2. I used to feel the exact same way about history. In high school, I thought, “What on earth could be less relevant to what I have to deal with now, this moment?” Over time, I developed a determination to figure out how this or that situation got to be so insane. Hence, my fascination with history. Age encourages exploration.

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  3. That is a nice picture. Have you ever been to a museum of modern art? We went to my first one in Amsterdam and I was blown away. I felt like Alice in Wonderland. There is a person I follow on Instagram who paints and something in the paintings just moves me. I think I will go find one and tag you.
    Isn’t it amazing that no matter how old we are, we can still grow?

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