OF “FOR” Living!!!
Art…source of expressions, inner strengths, or maybe weakness, motivation. Some say it connects to your soul, some say it connects you to your heart.
But beyond hobby, interest, or any thing else, what I saw was Art served a source for living too.
This might be very common but there was something very unique I confronted this week. When I was travelling back from my home from train, I encountered a boy, maybe 10-11 years old, belonging to a poor family (as appeared from his ragged clothes), who was singing a song in his regional language. You might be thinking what is so special about that?. The specialty lied in his passion and the way he was supporting his song with background music. He carried two pieces of ceramic tiles (the ones used to decorate house walls). These pieces were supposedly the leftovers he found in garbage. With one hand he was hitting these pieces together, playing some sort of tick tick sound, but that too rhythmic. He was doing this to earn some money. he kept playing the tiles and sang his song, continuously asking the passengers to give him some money in return to his efforts he did to entertain them.
He himself might not know about his talent, but at least he is able to use it. As many poor kids are forced to beg on streets. Yes its a big question that why are children not educated and have to go out to earn?. I wanted to know more about him, but could not approach him. I could just see him get vanished in the crowd, carrying with him the hopes of getting money by selling his “Art for living”.