i’ve found a new way to explore art museums. with ipod in hand, i head to my favorite muse. my plan is to experience one work of art…deeply. i listen for the work of art that is calling my name as i wander freely through the galleries. i know when i’m in the right place…it is as though time has stopped.

today, it happens in front of Anselm Kiefer’s Sterenfall (Falling Stars). i take a deep breath and sit on the floor in front of the piece. i instinctively reach for my ipod and select the album “The Earth is Not a A Cold Dead Place” by Explosions in the Sky.

for this moment, there is nothing in this world but Sterenfall, me and the music. i am in awe of the vastness of this piece. i find beauty, peace and courage washing over me.

i always find what i need in this space. here, i am home.

have you ever felt this way? what works of art call you to come rest a while in their company?

Cross-posted to the Blanton Blog.