monthly poem and painting

April: Passion

I want to dedicate the month of April to passion. The painting here was made by myself but it is clearly inspired by the techniques and subjects of Monet – it represents the fact that I share this passion with all the artists and it is something fundamental in everyday life, as it represents my escape from reality and stress.

I will not associate a poem to this month, but rather a quote which represents the “passion” I was writing about.

“Water Lilies’ is an extension of my life. Without the water the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.”

― Claude Monet

Passion, often misconstrued as mere infatuation or romantic attachment, holds a deeper significance in the tapestry of human existence. It is the driving force that propels us towards self-discovery and personal fulfillment. As Claude Monet beautifully articulated, his iconic series “Water Lilies” wasn’t just a collection of paintings; it was an extension of his very essence. In the absence of art, he felt akin to the lilies without water – devoid of vitality and purpose. This sentiment resonates universally, urging each of us to delve into our own passions, to discover what ignites our souls and gives meaning to our lives.

Finding our passion isn’t a passive endeavor; it’s an act of introspection and exploration. It requires us to delve deep into the recesses of our being, to unearth what truly brings us joy and fulfillment. Just as water sustains the lilies, our passions nourish our spirits, infusing our lives with vitality and purpose. In embracing our passions, we align ourselves with our true selves, forging a path of authenticity and fulfillment. So, let us heed Monet’s timeless wisdom and embark on the journey to discover our own “water lilies” – those pursuits that resonate deeply within us and breathe life into our existence.

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