Yesterday my brother-in-law Greg (who is proudly serving in Iraq) sent me this quote by Martha Graham.
I think every artist needs to be reminded of this…
” There is a vitality,
a life force,
a quickening that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all of time,
this expression is unique.
And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is
nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours,
clearly and directly,
to keep the channel open.”
I love this! It is so true. We are lucky that so many of life’s truths are so simple.