Thursday, May 26, 2022

Thursday Thoughts...

It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.” 

Lillian Hellman 

I think I have mentioned before that I often find a quote that clicks, but I know nought of the author. So it was with this one, and after  a quick peruse I think its fair to say that Ms Hellman was a colourful and interesting character, and who indeed knows where truth lies?

All that aside, this one connected with me today, when I am at the point of the Thursday Thoughts cycle where I am pondering art.

I spend a fair bit of time in my head wondering why I don't have more art in my days and my life? Why do I find it so hard to just go make? Why do I feel this massive obligation to do all the chores first? Why does going to the studio feel like a reward for doing the other things instead of my purpose?

I still don't have the answers, and I still don't have the strategies to move me there and I think that's why I responded to this one. It is indeed a sad day when you realise that the main reason you don't have this making life in the way you crave it, is you.

Or me.

It's probably me and a whole bundle of 'shoulds' that I seem to carry around with me, that stop me committing fully.  An interesting thought to ponder.

My egg stones from Scotland. Times like these, the studio really calls...


  1. So true: "Why does going to the studio feel like a reward for doing the other things instead of my purpose?"

    1. Liz I imagine I may well ask myself this question for few more decades, I wonder sometimes how deeply embedded the notions of responsibility and duty are...


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