This week, I have a short story for you. I hope it inspires you to cherish your creations.
I saw a fascinating documentary called “My Rembrandt.” It was about collectors and dealers of Rembrandt paintings. Rembrandt’s masterpieces were lovingly touched and carried from one place to another. Carefully but still confidently, they moved through castles and galleries.
While I watched men taking Rembrandt’s painting out of its elegant frame, I thought about a sight I saw as a child. In a supermarket, a woman was picking groceries from the cart to the checkout. She handled every item graciously like a simple can was a newly-found treasure that she claimed to own. This woman from a small distant town was my history teacher. Maybe her profession gave her a different perspective on things.
My teacher’s behavior taught me that the way we look and handle art matters. My creation can be my rembrandt. You can even have a postcard that has rembrandt-quality in it if you treat it with similar respect.
This is one way for me to bring up the spiritual side of life and maintain artistic inspiration.
I also made a little video to accompany this blog post.
What do you think?
Do you also have rembrandts in your collection? Have you seen the documentary?