Novices and aficionados alike gaze up at the ceiling of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, mesmerized by the artistic renderings of Biblical scenes. Crowds of tourists from all corners of the world and all walks of life flock to stand in front of the Mona Lisa and eagerly take in DaVinci’s expert work.
I’ve seen people gaze with mouths open and eyes filled with tears. They come to experience the emotion that these pieces make them feel.
Art moves people’s hearts.
No wonder people pay exorbitant ticket prices, and sometimes wait in line for hours, just to spend a few moments with one of these famous works of art.
The same is true when a heart-wrenching tragedy occurs in this country. A mass shooting, a senseless kidnapping, a devastating storm, or an innocent child trapped in a hole deep beneath the earth. Read More »