Art in My Heart

Topics: Art, Psychotherapy, Art therapy Pages: 4 (1385 words) Published: November 15, 2005
Art in my Heart

"You know a dream is like a river, ever-changing as it flows. And a dreamer's just a vessel who must follow where it goes. So many times we stand aside never knowing what's in store, but I will choose to chance the rapids, than stay there on the shore… I will sail my vessel ‘til the river runs dry, like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky. I'll never reach my destination if I never try, so I will sail my vessel ‘til the river runs dry."—Garth Brooks song

As I try to figure out my dreams for my life so that I can write this paper, that songs keeps playing in my mind. So many times in life I get scared and can't decide what I want, yet if I would only look back on my life's course and be comfortable with what I am right now, I would naturally be drawn to my next opportunity, whether or not the outcome is good. As I try to do that, to cultivate my current situation and to be cultivating to others in my life, I realize a couple things. I have always loved being with people, playing with them, listening to them, laughing with them, and just living side-by-side with them. I have always been drawn to things that let me cultivate my love for people, and that is what brought me to my current major, psychology.

My other love has always been the arts. Not just drawing, but the creativity in dancing, painting, theatre, music, and crafting things that appeal to my senses. Even when doing my chores when I was young, my favorite was always dusting, for even thgouh everything had to be moved from its spot to clean underneath it, I could reconstruct the designs of all the trinkets and frames. When I get to do these things I feel like I am sailing on water or gliding in the air, with breezes blowing the toxic feelings and thoughts out into the abyss and soothing feelings taking their places. I have always been able to work through issues so much better by doodling or writing about them, making everything more clear than it was before. I would...
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