Man is global warming real. He’s bipolar and shifty, and none too predictable. I hate the cold and it’s winter. But it hasn’t truly been winter because of the lack of snow. It’s been that nasty in-between: unbearably windy and mildly sunny. All I want to do is stay in my house: nay, in my bed. Every breath of cold air is like a stab to my heart. A lot of people across the country seem to think that their state has the worst weather patterns; the fact is: it’s actually disgusting everywhere because the planet is over-warming and the ice caps are melting, and the polar bears, oh the poor polar bears, have nowhere to go. Although one may argue that a personal dislike of weather is a first-world problem if one has shelter and food, the big picture shows that people have a seemingly selfish attitude that is actually a secret radar for detecting bad omens to come.
To write: “To be or not to be…”, that is the question. Creativity is out there, but she’s hiding from you miscreants for not giving her the credit and appreciation she truly deserves. Ignoring all the cliches and famous quotations out there in the world (and there are a lot of those things floating around), what else is left for us simple-folk who procrastinate until the last possible day, only to end up rushing around, begging for friends and family to light a spark in our lonely minds. The best advice I can part with, without giving away my own quote, is to use context that is unique to yourself. Unfortunately, or maybe- fortunately, there is no golden rule or structured rubric for senior quotes. When we think about it, a senior quote isn’t really anything special or particularly life-changing unless it’s disgracefully embarrassing. Fact of the matter is, I’m paying for a yearbook so I’m going to splatter as much of me in it as possible: whether that be through literary genius or aesthetically- pleasing visuals. Just try to reflect you! If you’re corny: make a corn joke. If you’re cheesy: make a cheese joke. If you’re serious: quote Abe Lincoln. If you’re still lost: pick out your favorite animal and favorite food and put them together in a sentence.
At what age would you say do humans start to fully appreciate art? Babies can rejoice at the sight of colorful splatters, surely this is a form of appreciation. Rather it’s when you’re 6 or 7, when you become easily bored by the lack of pizzazz. Nevertheless, you still accompany your family to museums and try to figure out just what is so special about the Mona Lisa. You may pretend to be invested in art-pieces that are quite trivial compared to the graphics on your video games. Ancient and centuries-old works are famous: peut-etre because they’re old? I am no art major or art critic. But I’ve come to realize that I am an art enthusiast. To be an enthusiast of something is the best kind of hands-off relationship. There are no requirements, no expectations: just relaxed and blissful enjoyment. My most recent visit to my local art museum has shown me just how therapeutic and touching art can be. It’s in a new way that’s different from the try-hard attitude of a child. Without realizing it, I was dreading to leave my oasis. Spending an abundance of time with each piece leaves many pieces undiscovered. One need not be an artist to enjoy the relief that art can provide. Being surrounded by color or lack of it in a dim setting is definitely better than a typical everyday setting.