There’s a thing floating around on Facebook these days. If everyone posts fine art instead of political rhetoric on their sites, it will flood Facebook with beauty instead of the other stuff. I admit, I got suckered into it too. I thought, how lovely to see great art instead of all these mean remarks and disparaging behavior.
A friend of mine, posed an interesting question. What if the art is ugly? What a great question. There is a lot of beautiful art out there. There has been for centuries. Not all of it is balm to soothe the savage beast within us however. Much art is designed to antagonize, to cause radical thinking, to stir things up.
The truth is, we can’t really cover up ugliness. It’s like that old pig joke. You can try like crazy to cover it up, but the fact remains – it’s just a temporary fix. What we really need to do is start to compromise – put away our vile anger – forget about it and move on. A mask isn’t going to work forever. Eventually the truth will come out and there will be more outcries.
Instead of masquerading or putting lipstick on it, lets fill our lives with joy and peace and start to get along again.