art and the broken heart

sunset-skyI just watched Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech. It’s fantastic. The way she exposed the awfulness of the US president-elect’s behaviour without even mentioning his name…

But what struck a chord most was her final sentence where she quoted something the late Carrie Fisher said to her:

“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

I love that. It totally sums up where I am at the moment. So much bad stuff happened last year – horrible stuff, sad stuff, stuff that we know is going to cause problems for years to come.  It broke my heart. It broke many people’s hearts.

But it’s made me resolve to throw my passion and my energy more into the people I love and into art – in all its forms. I want to write and draw and illustrate. I want to learn and explore new creative skills. I want to experience art created by other people, to read and watch and see and feel and listen and devour art in all its glorious forms.

“Take your broken heart. Make it into art.”

That. Just, that.

4 thoughts on “art and the broken heart

  1. Rebecca Ann Smith

    Yes, I can sign up to that! I thought Streep’s speech was excellent. Seeing clever, creative people grappling cleverly and creatively with resistance to the Orange Horseman of the Trumpocalypse is one of the (very few) upsides to this whole mess.
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  2. Mummy Tries

    Love her speech, and I’m utterly appalled by the backlash against it. I just cannot understand what the other side are saying, really I can’t. Anyway, we can go around in circles on this one.

    As for taking a broken heart and turning it into art, I guess that’s what I’ve been doing in some capacity or another for a very long time. What a beautiful way to put it though xxx
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