The human experience is vast, with infinite varieties of fears and desires, hopes and despairs, love and loss passing through the hearts and minds of this planet during every moment. These experiences must be expressed, but cannot be fully relayed by the tools of conversation.
So many in this world are lonely or feel misunderstood. Art and literature seek to grasp these human experiences and expose them for what they are — universal. Novelists create fictional situations that collectively conjure these human experiences from the memories and imagination of their readers. Sculptors vividly represent frozen moments in time, with positions and expressions that strike us as familiar. Dancers recreate life’s most dynamic experiences through movement.
Whether we are laughing together at a comedic play or staring in wonder together at a painting, art unites us in a realization of the universality of the human experience. It demolishes the walls between human beings — if we let it, if we seek it. Experience art and literature. Support it and embrace the oneness of our species throughout the world and throughout time.