Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday Thoughts...

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” 

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver is such  great thinker, writer, chronicler, observer and translator of emotions.  I do love her work and dip in and out of her poems on a regular basis.

This feels like a really tough set of words.  They question and challenge and make me squirm a little bit. Perhaps that is why I chose them.

Over the past little while I have been really pondering and exploring what my art-life is about. What it looks like; what am I trying to achieve? what do I really want to do? how would I measure 'success'? what is calling me? what do I really need to be doing?

It feels a bit as if I am coming up for air after a long while and re-imagining my life.  I really really don't want to be one of Mary's regretful people - I really want to make sure that I listened to my creative power and gave it both time and possible power.

And so, the exploration and examination of an art life continues...

Graffiti on a wall inStockholm.


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