111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression
Day 29: Creativity Prompt #4 Result
On Day 27, the prompt was to use the words “talent”, “spirit”, and “guide” as inspiration to create a piece of art. I got creative with both the image and the brief story.
Graceful as a swan on a lake, the ballerina leapt across the stage. Her spirit soared as her body expressed the story told by the hypnotic music.
Though the only person present in the theatre, the young dancer was not alone. The house seats filled, one spirit at a time, until the iridescent glow spread from each expertly detailed trim to every meticulously maintained candelabra.
She sensed the energy as she does every week and used it to fuel her dedication. The audition tomorrow would define her dancing career; should she falter, would she fall victim to the same fate so many of the dancers before her did?
The ballet dancers from times since passed watched the ingénue embrace the talent they all once valued then destroyed. They sat in silence and remembered how it felt to dance for the art and the passion, not for the fame.
Encircled by beauty and love of the dance, she bowed upstage center. Her unseen audience rose from their seats and thanked the artist through generous applause.
**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 82 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**