Poetry read well or a symphony performed with soul moves me like no other form of art. One of my best friends finds the visual arts more meaningful. It took a long time in our relationship before I realized that while I liked visiting the art museums with him they didn’t seem to elicit the same awe and excitement for me as they did for him.
In this week’s TED Talk selection el Seed, describes what he calls visual poetry, visual poetry with a message. He writes in Arabic, a language I don’t understand, and mixes his calligraphy with graphiti and posts his work on ordinary every day architecture bringing it to life with meaning and message. It’s less than six minutes but I believe eye opening and thought provoking especially in the world of understanding learning to appreciate our common aspirations. Enjoy.
We are a community of laymen and laywomen who, with vowed Passionists, seek to share in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross through prayer, ongoing spiritual formation, and proclamation of the message of Christ Crucified.