Make Art! I've been reading St. John Paul II's "Letter to Artists" and I truly believe that I was put on this earth to bear witness to beauty. Here are a few quotes I found encouraging:
"Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece."
"Society needs artists, just as it needs scientists, technicians, workers, professional people, witnesses of the faith, teachers, fathers and mothers, who ensure the growth of the person and the development of the community by means of that supreme art form which is “the art of education”. Within the vast cultural panorama of each nation, artists have their unique place. Obedient to their inspiration in creating works both worthwhile and beautiful, they not only enrich the cultural heritage of each nation and of all humanity, but they also render an exceptional social service in favor of the common good."
ST. JPII definitely let God make a masterpiece of his life, and we are all called to do the same in little ways and big ways. So get out there and make stuff, write that poem, try out for that play, sew that quilt, paint that mural, tell that person their hair looks great today, plant that garden, sing out loud, and put a smile on that face.