“All of us are engaged daily with works of art, even if we are neither professionals nor amateur artists. We read books, we listen to music, we look at posters, we admire flower arrangements. Art, as I am using the word, does not include just “high art”, that is, painting, sculpture, poetry, classical music, but also the more popular expressions – the novel, the theatre, the cinema, popular music and rock. In fact, there is a very real sense in which the Christian life itself should be our greatest work of art. Even for the great artist, the most crucial work of art is his life.”

-Art and the Bible, Francis Schaeffer, 49.

[art][ink and marker] Mandala-ish #2

Before every art therapy lecture, our art therapy professor/instructor gave us 15 minutes to "de-stress" and relax by drawing mandalas, pictures, or art. We were told that these pieces of art would, later in the semester, be interpreted/critiqued by us in terms of art therapy - what they could possibly mean and what part this... Continue Reading →

[posting][poetry] Redeemed

I am the Bride, who walks in hope, Looking to the Lord of Love; But on my way, my eyes are caught. Within, a battle, not yet fought, Is lost, and drags me from above. Adulterous and wretched, I grope. I am the one who put Him on the Cross. The scoffer who deserves the... Continue Reading →

[posting][poetry] Sonnet I

These chains of thought which bind my heart to thine (Yes, I am captive of your Siren's heart) Hold bitter dreams of love ne'er to be mine And broken hopes of two lives kept apart. This slavery of soul, unbeknownst to you, Restricts my path and turns my eyes away From all that lies before... Continue Reading →

[translation] 登鹳鹊楼 (Ascending White Stork Tower) by 王之涣 (Wang ZhiHuan)

登鹳鹊楼 王之涣 白日依山尽, 黄河入海流。 欲穷千里目, 更上一层楼。 Ascending White Stork Tower by Wang ZhiHuan The white sun sets behind the mountains, the yellow rivers flow into the sea. If you want to view limitless expanses, ascend one more level. I find this poem really interesting. The final two lines literally say, "If you want to see... Continue Reading →

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