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Who the f*ck wants to bother with art during times like this?! I am always fascinated by the hand paintings at Cueva de las Manos.
It is incredible to think that 13,000 years ago people in these caves, who’s lives were much more challenging than our own ( avoiding ‘Nasty, brutish and short‘ @thatchrisryan … read his excellent book Civilized to Death) took the time to express themselves through the medium of art. Why did they do it? Essentially I feel creative expression and appreciation is core to our survival and key to what makes us human. So I find myself looking at this image and garner comfort from the fact there’s more to life than stock piling toilet roll and baked beans. Use the time self isolation gives you wisely and seek out that which gives you joy; connection, expression and creation. Or at least if you run out off loo roll, there’s always the pages of newspaper with Trumps or Johnson’s face on to wipe your arse with.