"Finding beauty through art"
And without even finding out what statement number 2 was- I immediately jumped up and said, "YES. I am making a stand-follow me people!" And stomped over to be first in line to lead for beauty/ART.
The second statement of course is just as important:
"Mediating conflict peacefully"
The idea behind the exercise is to get people respectfully talking about ideas which they may not necessarily agree with. We unfortunately, only had about 10 minutes to complete the process ... and the gal I was paired up with had to go do door duty...so no real discussion way able to occur.
My belief is that without seeing the beauty in the world we CAN'T begin to be peaceful. That when 2 opposing groups can come together to admire, experience, talk about the beauty in our world-meaningful dialog can occur concerning our differences. I believe the creative process can help us ALL become more peaceful. That creative process is different for everyone. Some people cook, garden, paint, dance, play music, act, draw, sew...whatever the "doing" is it is part of the creative process. It is ALL beautiful...
Our daughter Virginia and her girlfriend Zoe show-0ff the peace bracelets which were created by my friend Kristin's almost 90 year old mother.
My friend Kathryn Trumbull Firmreite's, who curated the show, boat.
Makes me HEART sing....
Go find some beauty...or at the very least mediate some conflict!