Art, Music, and Everything Soulful

Writer: Hania Mostafa

Editor: Abdallah Sobhi

Let’s talk about art.
About music.
About poems
About cinema
Because they are the soul of this society, and I’m not even exaggerating.
Go to an art gallery. Observe all the art. Take something from every painting. Capture a moment or an emotion. Look at the colors and analyze what they represent.

Listen to a song everyday at night before you go to sleep and when you wake up in the morning. Never listened to jazz? Try it. Tired of listening to pop? Try classical or rock. Listen to every type of music genre. Maybe you won’t love them all, but there is at least one that will stick with you. Feel the beat and live within the song. Understand the lyrics; never ignore them.

Read poems. Maybe they won’t be your cup of tea, but you may also fall in love with them. Maybe poetry is your thing, who knows? Poems are there to stimulate your emotions, so feel every word you read. Try writing a poem. Forget rhyming; forget technicalities. Just stimulate a feeling. Trigger an emotion. Tell your story within the poem.

Watch movies. Drama. Thriller. Romance. Comedy. Maybe even horror if you want. Analyze the movie, the acting skills, and the plot. Every movie tells a story and every story adds to your human experience. Why not try acting? Try taking an acting class. Not your thing? It’s okay, don’t do it but you will remember that you tried. Most importantly you will not regret not trying. Have conversations about your favorite movies, your least favorite movies, and what makes a movie special in your eyes.

Just appreciate art. Talk about art. Feel art. Believe me it gives us soul. It fills our hearts. It satisfies you. Makes you breath. Art becomes that breath that you take after a long, exhausting day. And we all need that breath. We all need art.