Once upon a time, there was a small village nestled in the hills. In this village lived two neighbors – Jane and Max. Jane was an avid poetry enthusiast and Max was a passionate painter. They would often be seen discussing their interests together over tea.
One day, the local newspaper announced a community event that would challenge the minds of its readers with a crossword puzzle. Excitedly, Jane and Max both got to work on the crossword, determined to be the first ones to solve it.
As they looked over the clues, their eyes fell on a particular one – “Like those interested in poetry or painting.” They both looked at each other and smiled, knowing that the answer was right in front of them. With a flurry of pen strokes, they wrote out the answer – “ARTY“.
Later that day, as they sat sipping tea, Jane asked Max what it meant to be “arty“. Max thought for a moment and said, “To me, it means someone who appreciates and values art in all its different forms – be it poetry, painting, music or anything else that invigorates the senses.”
From then on, Jane and Max referred to themselves as “arty” and would often be seen discussing their favorite artists and poets. Together they realized that their love for art brought them closer, and that in this small village, they were not alone in their “arty” interests.