Art makes life worth living.
Here are a few recent moments of artistry that quite literally stole my breath. (I may or may not have even teared up.)
I couldn’t name one Pink song for you. But I do know “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and her rendition at the Oscars was astounding. Rich and emotional and flawless.
Oh my goodness, Team USA Ice Dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White deserved that gold medal. The music, costumes, grace, the all-engulfing elegance… Can you tell I liked it? Their entire performance felt effortless yet passionate, a beautiful integration of story and sport. Bravo!
I toured this breathtaking building a few weeks ago while in Boston. The soaring ceiling, the saturated stained glass, the Gothic arches… And of course, the panels inscribed with names of all the Harvard graduates who died in the Civil War. Sobering. Exquisite.
As proud Scandinavians, our family loves venturing to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Their featured exhibit this spring is Papercut! Artist Karen “Bit” Vejle cuts intricate designs and patterns into single sheets of paper. The results are utterly remarkable.