Have you ever met someone who never gets excited about anything?
They may be polished, refined, sophisticated, a little cynical — all those adjectives that describe someone our society calls “cool.”
And “cool,” as we all know from TV, movies, and the celebrity and music entertainment culture, is the ultimate thing to be.
But “cool,” with its absence of emotion, spontaneity, and childlike wonder, is also a bit boring. Cool people don’t drop down to their knees in the dirt to watch a bee pollinate a flower. Cool people don’t laugh with joy at the sight of balloons. They don’t play Catch the String with kittens.
Getting excited, about anything other than the latest trends, isn’t cool.
But maybe there’s more to life than being cool. Maybe people who aren’t so cool are more interesting, more engaged, more creative, more fun to be around.
Such is the personality of the puppy in Sueellen Ross’s framed print, Great Big World. This dog, definitely uncool, isn’t thinking about itself, isn’t focused on how it looks to others and what others think of it. Rather, this curious personality is fascinated by the world of flowers and insects, of movement and color, of shape and form and light and life. Excited by all the possibilities of the world around, this totally un-cool creature discovers the good things in life, because it’s willing to look for them.
The opposite of cool is warm. How much better to have a warm, open, engaging approach to life than a cool one!
Stay Excited about the World around You
The featured image to this article is Great Big World by Sueellen Ross. You may purchase the print online at this link. We would be absolutely delighted to frame the work for you, working online and by phone — something we have been doing successfully for many years with out out-of-town clients. Email us at Wenaha.com to start the conversation.
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