My husband and I teach a class of twenty-three kids, aged ten to twelve. I’d mentioned Saint Micheal. Ultimately I brought both a statue of the saint, along with a picture, similar to the one on this post. I was really surprised at their reaction.
The picture was passed around the class. Each child examined it closely. I’m telling you, they were spellbound. And they had questions. “Why is the devil green?” But that’s not the main thing. They were tactile (Taurus) about it. Every single one of them ran their fingers over the picture. They marveled at it. This is when I realized they had never seen art of this caliber. It shocked (Uranus) me.
I grew up in the middle of the desert, living in a mud (adobe) house. We were very poor. I mean, we were hungry. But my mother was an artist, who studied great art. We made it to the library, pretty frequently so I grew up looking at great paintings. I sure you’ve noticed, I use them on my posts, frequently.
So here were these kids, seeing this image. I could almost feel their heartbeat; exposed to beauty that might move you to tears if you really look at it. There is something called a “heart-opening”, spoken of in certain circles. If your heart has ever opened, I’m sure you know what I mean.,
Do you expose yourself to great, beautiful art?