Humankind is one unique for many reasons. One of them is art. We create things that capture feelings and emotions yet sit perfectly on a page. It makes sense why the great artists are always people who have a lot to say, their art speaks for them in ways that words never could. Today I was able to experience the magic of of art once again.
Today on my way home from dropping Berry off at tumbling I passed the university of Pittsburgh and saw a face. This was the face of an older women. She had the kindest eyes. There were a lot of people there looking at her and the other pictures of people. There were all kinds of people, there were women and men. There were ones with round faces and ones with oval faces. There were some smiling and some just looking back.
A women came up to me and said “Look into their eyes, it’s in their eyes”.
This was a temporary exhibit made my an Italian artist named Luigi Toscano (http://gegen-das-vergessen.gdv-2015.de/en/project). It is a traveling exhibit that memorial called “Lest we forget” and it honor Jewish Holocaust survivors all around the world. Pittsburgh had the honor of being one of the places that gets to experience the wonder of these people. They are sharing pieces of themselves and it is stunning. I know that it was one of the most moving things I have seen in a long time.
Lest we forget, all we have to do is look in their eyes. Never again. Never again for anyone. Look into their eyes and promise, Never Again.
Mark Oliver Wizard Goldstein