Tagore on the Language of Joy

Tagore on the Language of Joy Clinical Nurse Specialist Copyright B 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Nursing and the Arts Column Editor: Jeanine Young-Mason, EdD, RN, CS, FAAN Jeanine Young-Mason, EdD, RN, CS, FAAN "It may be said that in pictorial and other arts there UR LIFE SAILS on the uncrossed sea whose waves are some designs that are purely decorative and chase each other in an eternal hide-and-seek. apparently have no living and inner ideal to O express. But this cannot be true. These decorations It is the restless sea of change, feeding its foaming flocks carry the emotional motive of the artist, which to lose them over and over again, beating its hands against says: ’I find joy in my creation, it is good.’ All the the calm of the sky. language of joy is beauty. It is necessary to note LOVE, in the center of this circling war dance of light and here that joy is not pleasure, and beauty is no mere dark, yours is that green island, where the sun kisses the prettiness. Joy is the outcome of the detachment shy forest shade and silence is wooed by birds’ singing. from self, freedom of spirit. Beauty is that profound Tagore expression of reality which satisfies our hearts without any other allurements, but its own ultimate value. When in some pure moments of ecstasy we realize this in the world around us, we References see this world, not as merely existing, but as 1. Rabindranath Tagore opines on the aesthetics of creation. Critical decorated in its forms of sounds, colors, lines; we collective. Mojarto. May 2, 2016. www.mojarto.com. Accessed feel in our hearts that there is one, who through all December 12, 2017. things proclaims: ’I have joy in my creation.’’’ 2. The Complete Works of Rabindranath Tagore. www.Tagoreweb. in/Render/ShowContent. Accessed December 12, 2017. (This site Rabindranath Tagore, ‘‘The Creative Ideal’’ includes Tagore’s biography) verse #28. Author Affiliation: Distinguished Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The author reports no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Jeanine Young-Mason, EdD, RN, CS, FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9 Seaview Ln, Newbury, MA 01951 (arts4health@comcast.net, www.arts4health.org). DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000359 Clinical Nurse Specialist www.cns-journal.com 103 Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Nurse Specialist Wolters Kluwer Health

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Clinical Nurse Specialist Copyright B 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Nursing and the Arts Column Editor: Jeanine Young-Mason, EdD, RN, CS, FAAN Jeanine Young-Mason, EdD, RN, CS, FAAN "It may be said that in pictorial and other arts there UR LIFE SAILS on the uncrossed sea whose waves are some designs that are purely decorative and chase each other in an eternal hide-and-seek. apparently have no living and inner ideal to O express. But this cannot be true. These decorations It is the restless sea of change, feeding its foaming flocks carry the emotional motive of the artist, which to lose them over and over again, beating its hands against says: ’I find joy in my creation, it is good.’ All the the calm of the sky. language of joy is beauty. It is necessary to note LOVE, in the center of this circling war dance of light and here that joy is not pleasure, and beauty is no mere dark, yours is that green island, where the sun kisses the prettiness. Joy is the outcome of the detachment shy forest shade and silence is wooed by birds’ singing. from self, freedom of spirit. Beauty is that profound Tagore expression of reality which satisfies our hearts without any other allurements, but its own ultimate value. When in some pure moments of ecstasy we realize this in the world around us, we References see this world, not as merely existing, but as 1. Rabindranath Tagore opines on the aesthetics of creation. Critical decorated in its forms of sounds, colors, lines; we collective. Mojarto. May 2, 2016. www.mojarto.com. Accessed feel in our hearts that there is one, who through all December 12, 2017. things proclaims: ’I have joy in my creation.’’’ 2. The Complete Works of Rabindranath Tagore. www.Tagoreweb. in/Render/ShowContent. Accessed December 12, 2017. (This site Rabindranath Tagore, ‘‘The Creative Ideal’’ includes Tagore’s biography) verse #28. Author Affiliation: Distinguished Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The author reports no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Jeanine Young-Mason, EdD, RN, CS, FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9 Seaview Ln, Newbury, MA 01951 (arts4health@comcast.net, www.arts4health.org). DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000359 Clinical Nurse Specialist www.cns-journal.com 103 Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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