Anybody who actually knows me also knows that when I dive into a piece of art, I let it completely consume me. To those of you who might think that I’m exaggerating, let me tell you something that happened today. Well, let’s say that it has been a few days because honestly, I have no idea how many days it has been and I’ve lost track of time. Art is the only thing that keeps me sane on most days because I’m constantly trying to look for something new that can help me expand my horizons.
I spent the day watching a really interesting Chinese drama on Netflix today and I realized that I was already 27 episodes in and I was so heavily invested in the whole story. To most people, this might seem like a bad thing, but for somebody who is always looking for new ways to express herself, this is something that really intrigues me. I say so because it allows me to think differently and express myself via art differently as well. What surprised me the most, though, is the fact that I had kept myself away from this whole new world of art that I hadn’t even begun to explore.
The very possibility of something new lying outside the kind of boundaries you’ve set for yourself seems exciting and, not to mention, inviting. Sure, I get that everyone has their own coping mechanism. But the way I let art consume me is something that I feel like I don’t talk about enough. It goes to a level where I can’t stop myself from researching everything I can about it just so that I can learn more. I cannot stop myself until I have all the answers.
I don’t know how many of you go through the same thing when you let yourself be completely taken over by whatever art you’re currently exploring. But I can promise you that it’s pretty much one of the best feelings in the world. I understand that today’s post isn’t about anything deep or meaningful, like almost everything else is. But it’s just something I wanted to share because I cannot thank art enough for saving me. Art has, is and will always be the one thing I turn to when I feel out of touch with myself and I will forever be grateful for that.
If you have something similar that you let yourself be consumed by, let me know in the comments below. And most importantly, cherish and hold on to it because it’s a beautiful thing and it’s more important than you probably know right now.
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