Art and Soul
"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."*
It lifts us up to what's noble and true.
It lifts us out of daily trials and strife
That attacks both me and you.
It touches that inner being
That we protect each day,
That vulnerable part of our life
That never will go away.
It's the dust that seems to holds us down
That grips and rips our soul.
This dust and dirt sticks to us
And keeps us from reaching our goal.
But art can elevate our mind and soul
To lift us up in a different way.
To think of what is good, true, and just
In our actions and thoughts each day.
So, this magnificent Chihuly art piece
Will wash off that dirt and strife,
For all who see it will be encouraged
In their heart, soul and life.
© Sue McCollum
* Pablo Picasso