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“You draw! Ah I see, that’s really beautiful of you,” he commented, as they sat together by the clear sapphire blue waters in Santorini, Greece.
Just like how Santorini was lined with rows and tumbles of white architecture, the sea was lively with white boats, and their inhabitants were also clad in shades of white. And in this city imprinted by the color of white, they shared a connection much more than you could imagine.
Her cheeks suffused with tints of magenta and she brought her eyes up to meet his, saying, “Thanks, it’s nothing, really. What do you do, then?”
“Oh… I er, write?” He replied sheepishly, with a foolish grin that made her heart feel like it needed to jump out right that instant.
“Now, that’s what I call beautiful,” She said, nodding her head.
He gave a sigh and replied, “But drawings and paintings…they’re much more beautiful. You can see them, heck, you can even touch them. Writings? You can’t do anything much but read them. They don’t invoke the same powerful feelings people get when they see artwork.”
She was soundless for an ephemeral while, and soon pursed her lips as though she had made peace within herself about what he had just said.
“Perhaps you’re right, that what is being drawn out may seem more powerful, that they teach you how to love what you see, how to appreciate it all, that they induce an immediate flow of emotions just like in the movies. But writings, they’re another form of artwork. They teach you how to feel, much more than drawing and painting can. And that’s what I really admire about you, that you are able to feel right up to the etch of your bones, right up to the corner of your heart. And I hope you know that, you simply cannot compare artwork. Art is art, and all art is beautiful. My dear, your art is beautiful.”
Note: This is for all the writers out there who’ve had a moment comparing your form of art with that of sketching/drawing/painting etc. Writing is as beautiful as all other forms of artwork, it just depends on how much each individual appreciates it. But to me, I really really do appreciate many forms of artwork be it drawing or writing. Don’t ever stop chasing art because the world needs its share of artistic people in a world increasingly surrounded by logical and humdrum details