Halloween is upon us. That time of year when everyone dons a mask and tries to be someone they’re not. But let’s be honest here, don’t you sometimes feel like every day is Halloween? Everywhere I look, I see people trying to fit in with those around them. Whether it’s high school girls with lots of makeup and matching outfits trying to look and act like the “popular crowd” or middle-aged men and women trying to look or act like teenagers, I often wonder why everyone always tries to be someone they aren’t. Read more
Standing in the Academia Museum in Florence, Italy, in all his glory, is Michelangelo’s David. Said to be the perfect depiction of the human body, this sculpture is visited by approximately 3 million people each year. But just around the corner from the statue of the perfect body stand Michelangelo’s non-finito sculptures, the Slaves. For many years, it was thought that these four pieces of marble were simply unfinished works, but many scholars now believe that the great master purposely left them the way they are to portray man’s struggle to break free of his bondage – perhaps his own internal or perceived shortcomings. Read more
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