Thursday, January 21, 2010


"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless." Honoré de Balzac

What exactly is passion? Or what would a life be like without passion?

I’m passionate about art, any art at all. Art, music, film, architecture, sculpture it doesn’t matter. Of course painting is my favorite form but I love anything artistic. Artistic expression takes many forms. I seem to surround myself with passionate friends. Whether for film, art, field hockey, sports in general, or that driving desire to know why something is. I’ve known people so passionate about one work of art (or one style or one artist) that they devote their entire life to studying it.

Some people are said to passionate about life itself. Is that possible? Are we born with our passions already hardwired into our brain or does it develop over time?

“Passionate - having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling”

To often showing emotion is considered bad or almost a sin. The real sin is suppressing that passion of your youth deep inside you until it dies. The real crime refusing to say what needs to be said, to do what needs to be done, or to feel what we actually feel.

It is said passion is food for the soul and feeds inspiration.

I think I asked more questions than I answered ....