There’s a phrase I really love that attracts to me to buying, reading, or doing something, and the phrase is this: “The Art Of”.
I love that it suggests there’s an element of creativity, imagination and aesthetic that can be applied to a subject. An idea that I very much subscribe to.
Here are some examples of my favourites:
- Photography and The Art of Seeing is the first book about photography I ever bought, on the recommendation of my first photography teacher. I still pick it up from time to time.
- “The art of showing up” is a phrase from a James Clear quote that I’ve typed on this blog before.
- The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautiful read. It contains so many compelling metaphors for living life. “Your car goes where your eyes go.” The film version stars Milo Ventimiglia who I’ve been a fan of since Gilmore Girls days.
- The Art of Home, a store from which I have a gift card that I can’t wait to spend.
- The Art of Perennial Gardening is one of the first gardening books I bought, mostly because the author is based in Ontario. (Also for the title.) Perennial gardening is an art which I still aspire to, and I take this book off the shelf every new gardening season.
P.S. Speaking of gardening, I think a squirrel has discovered my cherry tomatoes. I can see a few half-eaten ones left on top of a fence-post from where I’m working.