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Text by Jorge Arauz, Editor in Chief. Photo by Mario Pascual | May 14, 2018 | Lifestyle

When I was a little kid, whenever someone would ask me what my favorite subject in school was, I always responded without hesitation: Art. Almost like clockwork, the next question was usually: “So what do you want to be when you grow up?”. Although my answer changed over the years, the first time I was asked that question my knee-jerk reply was: “I want to be happy.” Eventually, my studies began to focus more and more on writing, graphic design and photography and here I am writing my 250th Editor’s Letter. Too many of my friends were pressured to go into medicine, law, engineering or to follow in their parent’s footsteps in the family business. I feel so blessed that my family and teachers always encouraged my natural gift of seeing the world through an artistic lens. So much of what we do in life has to do with creativity: From picking which outfit to wear in the morning to plating dinner at night. Art surrounds us, and whether we like to admit it or not, we are all artists in our own way and should aim to inspire one another to become the best versions of ourselves possible.

“Art lies dormant inside each of our souls until we are born and take our first breath — from that moment on, it propels us forth toward greatness.”

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