"People so often miss what is beautiful in their own world. I'm not talking about flowers or sunsets or some such. Everyone realizes that these are beautiful. I see the beauty in a rock, or a pen, or a coffee table. It all is 'real'. Most people don't feel these simple pleasures. They don't want to really, really look at the world. The world is full of beauty because the world is real. Everything is connected. A thing, and this is very important, need not be pretty to be beautiful. Beauty is in the seeing, not in the object. A thing is beautiful because we can see it. we can feel it. we can hear it. we can smell it. Things are beautiful because our response to it is a testament to our humanity. Things are beautiful because they show us who we are."
Tim tries to write stories,
but they have no literary merit.
Tim tries to write poetry,
but he cant capture the beauty he sees.
Tim likes to draw and paint and sculpt,
but he cannot even succeed with stick figures.
Tim loves music,
but has no sense of pitch or rhythm.
Tim loves theater,
but can't act.
But Tim keeps trying. He knows that the art (or his art) is in the seeing, and in the trying.
Tim loves his family.
Tim tries to be happy.
A picture of a cat with three legs.
Tim has sung:
A nonsense, playful shepherd's tune.
Tim has portrayed:
The butler. Again and again, and again.