2020 has been a terrible year for us. We lost a loved one, and like many around the world, we lost many freedoms that we had taken granted for.
But we humans are stronger than we think. And the passing of time helps. Or perhaps we are just simply accepting what we cannot change.
We are slowly adjusting to life without him, and we are surely getting used to a new world of masks and social distancing.
Yes, life goes on. But in 2021, we don’t want to just go on with life. We want to live life. Live with all the ferocity after the long pause in 2020.
Because 2020 has showed us that life is unpredictable. We do not know when and what will happen to turn our lives upside down again. Because 2020 has showed us that doing nothing does not change anything. It does not make us happier or lighter.
2021 will be a fantastic year for us. We do not know how it will turn out of course, but no matter what the outcome is, it will be an amazing year for us because we will live it with all our might.
All of us have different reasons for starting this journey on how to appreciate paintings. It could be a work necessity, to forge closer ties with business partners. It could be a new hobby, to learn more about the world around us. It could be an answer to a calling, a need to understand more in order to connect more with oneself.
Whatever your reason for beginning this journey on how to appreciate paintings, I hope that you have been enjoying yourself thus far, accumulating knowledge of the world, and art, and yourself.
Learning how to appreciate paintings is often a beautiful, emotional and solitary journey: we look at expressions of another human to feel for answers within ourselves by ourselves. It is a mysterious journey, where we do not know where or when we may arrive. It is a tough journey, where we are confronted with things that we are not used to.
But it will definitely be a rewarding journey.
We have come together thus far, and I hope we can continue this journey together, appreciating paintings.