I’ve been hearing a lot of self-loathing chatter lately about body image and a variety of other things related to whether we are or are not doing things right.
Andy Warhol believe it or don’t had some words of wisdom on this subject.
We went to the BYU Museum of Art last Saturday mainly because we had to do something that day and there was a limited-time Andy Warhol exhibit there.
We saw all the usual things you would expect to see at a good Warhol exhibit. Soup cans, Marilyns, astronauts, etc. One thing I wasn’t expecting was this exhibit.
It was a make shift room with fans mounted pointing in every direction and giant mylar balloons just wanting for someone to push them up into the free-flowing air.
My girls happily participated in this exhibit. While they were playing I noticed this posted on the wall inside the exhibit.
Life IS too short to spend it worrying about whether or not we are 5 or 15 or 150 pounds overweight or if our arms are too flabby. It’s too short to worry about if the Chevron pattern is in or out. It’s too short to worry about if someone thinks we’re good enough.
If you spend the bulk of the time worrying about how you look or whether you’re doing it right, you’ll miss your chance to push giant mylar balloons up to the ceiling and watch them whirl around. That might not sound like much to you, but we sure found some joy in it.
Next time you find yourself worrying about stuff take Andy Warhol’s advice. It’s good.