Today I want to share a bit of beauty with you in Elevated Living Through Arts.
The rush of life through work, the gym, meetups, and after-school activities have suddenly come to a halt causing each of us to look a bit more at everyday living for smaller joys within our homes. We look at our children perhaps a bit more closely and even ourselves.
We watch our thoughts in the slow hours of the day when normally we’d find our time is spent with the monotony of office work. Days of sitting at our desks and hoping for the clock to tell us we can leave are now behind us. At least for a little while.
But what are we to do with this time that we have been given?
Given, a word I choose carefully here. As we have been given something incredible. An opportunity if you will. Freedom with our time that normally would have been traded away for a paycheck.
Yes, many are still able to work from home, and blessed are they finding themselves in this position. However, they too are struck with the same query of too much time on their hands being within the confines of home.
Netflix was a great place to start yet for me that’s just not a place I can stay for too long
I am choosing to use this time to polish myself. To read more and to revamp what needed reviving. To appreciate the written word, beautiful pieces of music, art, and classic film.
I wanted to share with you some of the beauty I have found to enjoy during this time as it may help bring some joy to your day.
I believe in a sharp mind, and continuously learning as there is always room to appreciate culture.
F. Chopins: Nocturne in C minor
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Fine Art Highlight
The Graduate 1967
Directed by Mike Nichols
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft
After finishing college Benjamin Braddock has just come home from college and begins staying at his parent’s house. An unexpected diversion begins as he is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson. Later, he realizes his mistake after falling in love with her daughter.
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