Art refreshes the soul.
Think. Often, we become trapped in the present moment.
I certainly do. Likely you do as well.
Consider: "Will he/she approve?"
"Am I acting uncharacteristically?"
"What will they think?"
All thoughts - internal questions - I have encountered. You may have as well.
Face-to-face with ancient beauty as I was today at the National Gallery of Art , one quickly realizes, if only for that moment, how fleeting is our every essence. (Link contains low quality images; I thought it disrespectful to use flash, and the best exhibits prohibited photography)
The peculiar intrigue of El Greco's art has persisted throughout the breadth of time.
How you or I do on our next project likely won't.
So, why worry all that much about today??
Perspective. It's what is most beautiful about art.