The Importance of Art and Music

I am posting rather late tonight because we have had a lovely evening of guitar and singing with friends and some family.

Art and music are important in our lives. They can help us to give expression to our feelings and our thoughts. For me, that is never more important than when we are facing crises and stress – and all of us at the moment surely feel the immense responsibility and weight of the era and the position in which we find ourselves.

Our world is burning, and expressing how we feel is an important part of working through our experiences and finding a pathway to a better future. Art and music catalogue the human experience, help us work through our emotions, and help us express ourselves and harness our creativity.

Some people may describe the creative arts in ways which diminish them – as fripperies or trivialities. But art and music are essential for humanity to survive – and thrive.

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