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Monet’s Gift | To you and me

I came upon a quote by Carl Jung on the Facebook wall of a friend this week. The painter and writer in me responded, “Oh, yes!”

“Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. The artist is not a person endowed with free will, who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being, he may have moods, and a will, and personal aim, but as an artist, he is “man” in a higher sense: He is “collective man”, a vehicle and molder of the unconscious psychic life of mankind.” ~ Carl Jung

Creative people are driven by a need to speak to the world. It may be about any number of subjects; for Monet it was beauty. What a gift he gave us! Even people who are not particularly art lovers know his name.

Thank you Monet, for lifting the world up in the beautiful way that you do.

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