THE DECISIVE MOMENT
A decisive moment is always a meaningful moment. It occurs in a fraction of a second. Therefore to capture such a moment is an Art. You need intuition, perception of the harmonic relation between all the visual elements, and most of all, you need to “let go” of the controlled mind. Not to think. Not to try to understand. Not to interfere with the situation.
If you try to think and understand something, then it is already too late. The magic is gone. We all encounter such moments during our life time, but we usually won’t recognize them because we won’t pay attention. We are so confined to our own opinions and subjectivity that we have lost the ability to be touched by anything different.
And this does not include only different expressions of Beauty. It includes all that differs from what we already know. Anything that would drive us out of our “zone of comfort”.
I believe this is why there are so many fractures and separations between us, human beings. Specific opinion, culture and feelings are not the problem. The problem is our lack of ability to accept and be conscience of the differences.
There will always be differences, and variety in essential. No need for uniformity. In a way, we have already fallen into uniformity. It is urgent to recognize and accept our differences, and at the same time to place above them what unites us as Human beings.
Union does not mean that we have to share the same opinions. It means that we share some essential values which makes us part of what is called Humanity. The need for Beauty is one of them, and this is why Art Education is so important.
This historic moment challenges us, and I wonder if we are still able to recognize how decisive this moment can be in the History of Humanity. Most of us, sadly, can’t. But for those who can, there is no alternative but to continue to fight for life.
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