How “This is Us” Is Teaching Us Beautiful Things About Life

This Is Us has stolen all of our hearts. The show induces gut-wrenching sobs and moments of reflection on life’s most challenging times.

After all, we are all just trying to make sense of our world. So, it was especially beautiful when Kevin, a guy who has grown a lot over the series already, had this incredibly insightful way of looking at life and what our time here means.

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“Life is full of color. And we each get to come along and we add our own color to the painting. And even though it’s not very big, the painting, you sort of have to figure that it goes on forever, you know, in each direction.” 

This painting doesn’t discourage the uniqueness of each individual existence.

The beauty of it is in its diversity and how each part harmoniously combines into the finished project that we end up proudly displaying.

And, each life is adding its own stroke to this infinite masterpiece of the universe. It is how we leave our mark upon the world. It’s how we can know that we mattered.

“And then I started to think, well, what if… we’re all in the painting, everywhere? And these colors that we keep adding, what if they just keep getting added on top of one another until eventually, we’re not even different colors anymore? We’re just… one thing. One painting.”

Several, vivid strokes of passionate life perfectly meshing into one beautiful piece of artwork. It makes us a part of something that is so much bigger than just you and me.

We are all part of a much bigger masterpiece and everyone matters.

“…I mean, it’s kind of beautiful, right, if you think about it, the fact that just because someone dies, just because you can’t see them or talk to them anymore, it doesn’t mean they’re not still in the painting. I think maybe that’s the point of the whole thing.”

Art immortalizes the human spirit. When you lose someone that is close to you, there is nothing that can minimize their impact on who you are, and they will continue to impact you in the future just by the legacy they’ve left behind in your heart.

They are a constant source of strength and beauty in their piece of the artwork. And, we continue to be in awe of their continued influence on the structures around them, even after they’ve passed on.

“There’s no dying. There’s no you or me or them. It’s just us. And this… sloppy… wild, colorful, magical thing that has no beginning, it has no end.”

The world is beautiful in that it is chaotic and raw.

And even when you are in the midst of your struggles, there is comfort in knowing that, if you’re able to step back from the crazy mess of your present moment, you will see the incredible beauty of the whole picture.

And, we are all part of it.

.. this right here… I think this is us.”

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Liz Newman

Liz Newman is a blogger and a poet who writes primarily about life, love, and relationships. She wants to help people find the comfort in their circumstance and the beauty in the chaos of their every day lives. You can almost always find her with a book in her hand. Her other loves include, family, fitness, and her fur-babies.

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