Is art essential then? According to my Warhol-inspired interpretation, art is individual freedom, drawing from a collective source. It is the need, the desire to create despite the challenges of one’s own time, it is an invitation to see beauty between disasters, listen up, slow down, but also live out loud. So, it is essential.
Florina Falce published her first book of poetry and reflections, Everything Else, in 2019. While she pursues her career in finance and enjoys the beauty of different cultures in different countries she has significant ties with, she remains committed to promoting life affirming and enriching values that find expression in various forms of art and through many inspiring souls @TheArtofEveryone.
Her dream is to contribute to the unity of the human bunch through various forms of artistic expression that reveal and promote beauty in harmony with, and inspired by, nature.
Breaking the Ice
Three readings to always come back to:
- Molière - for a timeless depiction of human society,
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - for a dose of compassion,
- The Overstory by Richard Powers - for a reminder of the unfolding environmental drama.
- One more for good measure: Middle England by Jonathan Coe.
Favourite food to trade a kingdom for:
Sarmale (a traditional Romanian dish made with pork mince and pickled cabbage and served with polenta and cream).
Find Florina's book, Everything Else, on Amazon.