Hiding in Art

If you spend too much time looking at the world, you’ll see that there’s a lot of awful stuff out there. I’m on Twitter too much. I check the Washington Post online too often. These activities are not helping me or anybody else, and they are diminishing my capacity for happiness. Life is too short to spend it being unhappy.

It’s not like I don’t have things to think about other than the fall of civilization as we know it. I have interests like writing, making art and jewelry, the paranormal, listening to podcasts, and so much more.

Here’s an idea to get myself on a better track. Instead of wasting time reading tweets that make me worry I’ll open up the WordPress app and catch up on those blogs I follow. And when I do that I can begin to interact with fellow bloggers and get that sense of community that I hear so much about. This is a no-brainer.

How about as I get more involved with blogging I start posting more? I have so many things I want to write about.

It’s a shame that it has taken a wrecked world to get me off my butt.

Here’s some art.

Digital art

2 comments

  • Sadly I think the world has always had these issues, but our new culture of social media and its many contributors means that you now hear much more about it and and has made the world a much smaller place by allowing every Tom, Dick and WidowCranky to comment. It can be very hard to single out the opinion from the fact, especially on Twitter. So yes, read things that make you happy, look at your immediate world around you and take joy in the things you love, take a walk in a park, look at amazing art, and speak to people who are on your wave length and you’ll soon see that the world is not so grim and there is an abundance of beauty surrounding you…it can just be difficult to see it through the noise sometimes.

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