We humans have experienced various histories since our birth. Many conflicts and famines have changed our cultures and medical science. As science has developed and changed our daily lives blazingly fast, our common sense is also at stake now.
However, just as there is no night without a dawn, the morning always arrives, the season changes and the spring comes around with new greens and blooming flowers. Some things do not change even when people all over the world are struggling to live their own lives. It seems like they are telling us how to go through a severe winter.
We have art and music that enrich our hearts, and there are flowers in our hearts. Thanks to them, we have found peace of mind and become compassionate to one another. Those may not be able to save people’s lives as the power of science obviously does. But we go insane if we are scared of an invisible menace which is currently attacking us, with only two options available to us, to live or die.
Making my own paintings, I believe it is very important for us to nourish our hearts in order to live today and create our future. Now, prosper your creativity and bloom the flowers in your heart.
I wish everyone in the world good health and I hope we can hug each other with smiles on our faces again soon.
Text by Aki Kondo April, 2020. Courtesy ShugoArts.