Have just read this wonderful article by Jeanette Winterson on the transforming power of art. The opening paragraphs are as if she is in my head. Never a truer word on what art has come to mean for me:
“Creativity in all its forms is a passionate engagement with making something happen. Like falling in love, art is a disturbance of what is; a reordering of existing material; an encounter with otherness; and a baffled certainty that what is happening – long or short, brief or lasting – has to happen (the urgency of love and making). The happening of art renews, replaces or renames the tired old cliches of the obvious. Love changes us. Art changes us.”
Happy Valentine’s Day.