school of being together

The diploma in art therapy is the practice of the sharing of the love.

a close-up at art therapy crafts
a close-up at art therapy crafts

art therapy is the school of being together.
The diploma in art therapy is the practice of the sharing of the love.

Images created by Lithuanian artist Tomas Karkalas

Thought of the day

we can either talk about love or to love.

photo Unwraped pack of cookies by Tomas Karkalas
The Power To Be in disguise as a cookie — 2010

Time from time I like to browse through my blog. Thus the photo the Power to be in disguise as a cookie ~ 2010 caught my look once again. I wrote then that we can either talk about love or to love. Nothing changed since then despite the multitude of new artworks. Art Test remained the same. Did we learn though something? Art metaphors are still waiting for their readers.

Lithuanian food

Tomas Karkalas "Discovery of oneself on a table" Lithuania
The Portrait of the Silence by Tomas Karkalas, Lithuania

This fruit didn’t grow in Lithuania but colonizes my table . It means, the shop that is located just across the street occupied my home. In other words, it became hard to talk about any “national dishes” today. Our kitchens became international, and the talking about specific features mark the ethnography but not what we are eating indeed. In spite of all the above, our tastes continue differ between. So while I drink coffee without sugar, other do that otherwise, yet does mean the above though anything? In other words, the epithet “national dish” says nothing in essence, because there is no such dish that could be valued alike by all people. I can talk about “Cepelinai”, but I haven’t the right to name them the symbol of Lithuanian kitchen, because not all Lithuanians eat them. In spite of that, there are some spices that are honored by all people the same way. It isn’t sugar or salt. It is our love. We cook either with love, or out of duty and consequently taste either something delicious, or just the nutrition. It’s no matter what will be cooked concretely, the taste will depend on the love. The love is inescapable gradient of every single dish. That is the universal truth. While talking about Lithuanian kitchen, I can observe just one “specific” – the canned goods are not popular here.
However, this statement should be used with some precaution. The spread of the quick food eateries didn’t leave Lithuania somewhere aside, but influenced our morality the same way as it has done everywhere else in the world. As you know the fairy tales awake everywhere in the world, but do that only at midnight. Did you questioned yourself, why it is so?

Tomas Karkalas, Lithuania 1955 - ?
1955-? digital painting 2008 by Tomas Karkalas, Lithuania

We face lots of changes on every step of our walk, but joy to serve our guests with what we have the best at the moment remains the same, and I am proud to partake in this “habit”. Lithuanian are used to visit each other without any special need for that and to do that at any time of the year by bringing some gifts to the mistress of the house. I think that is symbolical too. Every single day that we knock at a door of other, we participate in the greatest feast that ever was held on the earth. That gives taste to all that we experience. So Lithuanian kitchen reveals what matters indeed – that’s love…our attitude towards the life and our neighbor.

taste of love

“Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.” –Brian Tracy

While looking through my window, I have seen the picture that was worthy the sharing indeed. Just think, people were talking … the chatter flowed as if out of itself . I couldn’t resist this invitation to join the life feast. Thus I took a sheet of paper, and my Hi came out of itself once again.
While welcoming the world, I became free from the  rules of the judging. Just think, prior leaving a single sentence, people are to define what’s the subject and what’s a complement for to group everything appropriately for not to loose the meaning of their message by ignoring the grammar rules.  That looks logically, but result in falling into a trap of the prejudices typically.

While looking through the window, my lips blossomed out with ‘Hi!’ to all … Was it not the answer out of itself? While welcoming other, we become free from all our questions and enter into the wonderland of God’s love. The depth of the steps we leave in life is defined by our love to others.

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