Art, Wine, and Beautiful Things

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I’ve come to enjoy Art, sip on Wine, and listen to Beautiful Things. The funny thing is that only a year ago, art was not in my interest and wine was not even in my selection for beverage. Beautiful Things (the song) belongs to a genre (Techno) I’ve always liked, so I am naturally attracted to that song. But experiences and exposure to art and wine have changed my preferences a bit. For example, I may now prefer a dinner and an intellectual conversation accompanied with wine- not the usual imported beer. Or I may now prefer to know about the history of a painting rather than glancing and skipping without appreciation.

Some things you learn from natural attraction and others you learn from introduction, exposure and interest. It was only a year ago when I met a person who thought me that life is to be lived day by day. It is this same person who thought me to grow the appreciation for art and enjoy the pleasure of wine. I’m thankful to have met and maintained a friendship with this individual, even if it was for a short period of time, because I learned so much and helped me open my mind a little more. It was a natural connection with my personality. I was in the moment. I was willing.

It is very true that some of the best things in life are those which we never thought or even considered them to come. They are life’s beautiful surprises, which I’ve now decided to call Beautiful Things. I am so glad I opened my mind, my heart, and my emotions because if I had not, I would not have been the same.

This person did not only expose me to Beautiful Things, but I also found a great deal of inspiration. Although young, the experience and thoughtfulness of this individual astounded me. This is when I realized that wisdom is attained not only by those who are a lot older in age, but also by those who have gone through a great deal of experiences and have been literary exposed to many places around the world. Although we no longer have much communication, I know this person will go far in life, succeed, and continue to inspire other people.

I am thankful not only because I met this person, but also because I was able to enjoy it to the fullest. I know that many people go through a lifetime without having to experience neither inspiration nor this type of emotional experience. This is when I like to say that “for a moment like this, some people wait a lifetime.” (Just got the chills)

Even if I don’t tell, I am thankful to have met an individual who has opened my eyes in many ways.

Now, I continue to appreciate Art, while sipping on Wine and listen to Beautiful Things. Readily, I’ll continue to surround myself with people who inspire and motivate and take in any knowledge I can.

Reality is that it’s not about the art. It’s not about the wine. It’s about the moments and the inspiration that takes my breath away. Carpe Diem.

Art, Wine, and Beautiful Things

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