“Please don’t sing. Ever.”
– Kimberly Munikwa, my sister.
(She wasn’t the only one. I too said that to myself when caught singing in public.)
I’m not moved by much. My attitude towards most things is the usual default enthusiasm associated with my character thus far. My likes are ubiquitous… but give me art. Then it’s a whole different ball game.
I used to think Art was just the class I averaged a D in high school. But it’s so much more than that. By definition, art is:
‘The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.’
Art has emotional power: in the form of music, paintings, literature, dance and a combination of all of these culminates into animation, movies, video games etc. This fascination with art isn’t unique to me either. Just glance at that list and you’ve got what the majority of humankind wants to do with its time, the majority of what humankind will spend money on.
And yet we scoff at Art majors…