Screen savers are like tattoos.
A screen saver is like a temporary tattoo that for the time it is ON - it is stamped on one's whole being. What is on your screen saver = what is on your heart.
So when I look at my screen saver - my heart keeper - my tell-all...: I see Charlie Chaplin's eyes glistening, touched and about to tear up because it is the moment when his love interest - a blind woman he has been kind to - finally SEES him for the human that he is, and not just a homeless nobody the rest of the world sees him as. That is, of course, from the classic film 'City Lights.' Words can't really describe the feeling I had when I saw this moment for the first time, and felt that Charlie Chaplin himself, even though he was long gone at that point ... actually saw ME with that gift of that film.
If I can create a moment like that... a moment that will last in someone's heart for a lifetime... then I will leave a piece of me that will live forever. And as I leave this world, I leave it with a piece of me here, forever, reaching someone's heart. From my heart to another's.
This sounds like the ultimate exercise of purpose.
Of community. Of reach. And of - what else - ART.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman