Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Art of Shabbat

For this week's pre-Shabbat meditation: I've been thinking of ways Shabbat is like art. Here's what I've come up with so far:
  • Art is not purely functional (i.e. a plain old door vs. a beautiful artistic door, a walk/don't walk sign on a street corner vs. the LOVE sculpture in the center of a courtyard).
  • Art elevates common things.
  • Art inspires and energizes (like a song that sticks in your head so that you can't stop singing it throughout the week).
  • Creating art takes practice and lots of learning.
  • Art points to an Artist.
Can you add any similarities between art and Shabbat to the list?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Making art requires focus and dedication; likewise the one who keeps Shabbat.

Art helps those who gaze on it to see better or differently; likewise Shabbat for those who experience it.