Your own revolution
Spring time and the exhibition at the Hop Gallery

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"You must live in the present, 

launch yourself on every wave, 

find your eternity in each moment. 

Fools stand on their island of opportunities

and look toward another land." - Henry David Thoreau

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I came across these words earlier today while reading a magazine called Flow, a magazine I highly recommend to any creative soul. It was probably no surprise that I came across this message while listening and watching a superb "All star tribute to Joni Mitchell - Lifetime Award Concert" from 2000. 

 

I came across this artist at the beginning of the year, again by a so called accident ... on a late winter night (thanks to a documentary shown on TV, about her life) when i was recovering from severe back pain ... I was and still am mesmerized.... 

Although i was not part of the flower power revolution/movement I can feel and cheer, the  instrumental role she had in expressing the deep feelings of a generation ...."suffer elegantly" in front of our eyes .....  her willingness to show  vulnerability and help other ... feel listened to and understood........ 

And coming back to the first words, I am surrounded by a feeling of sadness ... thinking that many people from my parent's generation (living in a dictatorial Communist regime) ... stood ... frozen by fear ... on an imaginary land called their lives ... not even daring to look outside the "fishing tank" , too afraid to express their emotions ...... too afraid to LIVE and not only EXIST. 

I do believe that the ones who embrace art as a channel of self expression transcend the reality, bleak as it might be and evolve, connect easier with like minded people, dare to challenge themselves, their fears, have a richer and more meaningful lives. 

So, what are you waiting for? Launch yourselves on every wave .... write, sing, paint, draw, perform, sketch .... it will transform your lives. 

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