Billy Osogo :

Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles delivered one of the most beautiful pieces of art when they wrote Ikigai.

Ikigai is a Japanese word that put simply translates to:

“The happiness of always being busy.”

The authors write on a broad spectrum of Japanese life. One of the things that’s stuck with me is what they wrote regarding art:

Art, in all its forms, is an ikigai that can bring happiness and purpose to our days. Enjoying or creating beauty is free, and something all human beings have access to.”

My favorite forms of art are manifested in the written or spoken word. Books, music, poetry and everything in between!

Tell me, what’s your favorite form of art to indulge/create/consume?

What’s art got to do with it?

40 thoughts on “WHAT’S ART GOT TO DO WITH IT?

  1. Its a work I never heard before!!! I like it. Many routes to happiness and maybe we need to be constantly renewing to keep the work fresh!!!

    1. Hey PjWhale!

      There are infinite ways to happiness πŸ˜ƒ

      Continously seeking it reveals more ways each day!

      Thank you for making time 😊

    1. Hey Ivan πŸ˜ƒ

      It’s my pleasure 😊

      Your lists is as comprehensive as they come!!

      Thank you for making time 😊

  2. I enjoy writing poetry as a means of expression and reading lots of it (love reading in general). Cardmaking; and oh music is the best!!! Thank you for such a lovely post 😊

  3. I love writing ofcourse. And the main thing I like about it is the fact that I can give voice to inanimate things like recently I posted a piece on the diary of the moon. So do check it out!

    1. Hey Nidhi!

      Ah, yes. The inimitable ability that art gives us to create! To breath life into the breathless! Fantastic!

      Wonderful piece too!

      Thank you for making time 😊

      Stay safe!

  4. My Abba’s Art He brushes across the heavens in each sunrise and sunset; creation’s wonders displayed in glowing Aurora borealis sky dances; uncharted forests filled with wild fauna and floral blooms; and His image seen in each face of those I share this planet with.

    1. Hey πŸ˜ƒ

      This is so refreshingly powerful!

      It brings Nathan Bassey’s ‘Wonderful Wonder’ to mind!

      Thank you for making time 😊

  5. Happiness of always being busy. This hit me. Never thought of it that way. For me Worship Music, a little bit of books, cycling.. And watching some football.

  6. Actually I love every forms of art. But I enjoy poetry, books (especially novel) and music the most.
    Thanks for creating this post. Have a great day, A.B.

  7. I love adding new words to my life πŸ’œ I love finding art, beauty and connection in everything. Nature, music, dance, books, movies. I also love creating food art, paintings, drawings, writings, sculptures, mixed media, and taking photographs πŸ™‚

      1. I enjoy the written word and abstract art, indulging in them myself or just reading/ admiring.

  8. Music. I love the way people can find connection listening to a song, and the emotions that can be borne out of that. In another life I might have pursued music more wholeheartedly – or maybe a little later in this one. 😊

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