What is art?

I suspect the answer would be hugely varied depending on who I ask…

So why is the question even important?

I wonder if art is what we bring to the world through our creativity and imagination. An expression of the essence of us, that reveals more than just our normal being and doing.

It is intentional and crafted with skill. But if it is to connect with others, is it more than this?

“I live my life in widening circles” is the opening line from a Rilke poem from The Book of Hours, translated by Joanna Macy and quoted in conversation with Krista Tippett, in OnBeing this week.

This speaks of connections beyond ourselves and a wild love for the world. Whilst not holding us with sole responsibility for its delivery. Phew…

So what is your art? What beautiful contributions are you offering through your amazing life?