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When we define art as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, then “art,” would encompass all manner of media: paint, voice, writing, clay, movement, ink, sports, music, digital,etc. ”Art” encompasses all forms of human creativity and expression.

‘Awe’ is not limited to the vast and incredible feats of nature. Often, art seems to be inspired by an appreciation of the greater picture (awe) and an individual’s expression or interpretation of it. Gothic cathedrals, a concerto, an incredible moment in sports, ancient pyramids, poems, paintings, and other human-made works of art are known to inspire awe. Has a song ever made you cry? Have you ever seen a painting that inspired you? Have you ever gotten goosebumps while watching a dance? Have you ever looked up at a skyscraper and felt excited by its grandeur?  If you can relate to any of these, then you have been awed by art!

“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.” – Thomas Aquinas


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Take time to appreciate the art in your life. Music, sculpture, architecture, film – whatever delights you. Attend local concerts and gallery openings or find a new book or movie to watch.

Consider adding a soundtrack to your next vacation or big moment. Link a moment with a specific song so you can trigger a flashback whenever you need to. Do you have a song that always sends you back to a certain time or place? A wedding song might stir up all of the excited happy energy you felt at your wedding, so why not try the same for the next time you watch a sunset or go for a jog down a particularly beautiful pathway?

Find a new piece of architecture close to home that you love. Maybe there’s a particularly weird home, or an artfully made office building. Maybe the tile flooring in your local library is a magnificent piece of art deco. Notice something new!

Start carrying around a small sketchbook – write down your thoughts, sketch things that you find beautiful – capture your own moments of awe and embrace your inner artist!

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