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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is a gift.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I've made lots of misteps in my life, but there isn't much I regret, because all brought me to this moment.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A blue sky, lots of trees around, some water, someone I love close by . . . and, of course, a small dog enjoying it all, too.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Just me.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Arriving intact in my eighth decade, still open, still learning, still glad to be here.
February 25, 2014
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
February 18, 2014“Art lives in the space between discipline and freedom.”
I heard that in a talk recently, though I don’t know who said it first. It was, though, one of those statements worth grabbing onto.
The speaker also said, “In the great artist you see daring bound by discipline and discipline stretched by daring.”
February 14, 2014III
This earth will grow cold,
a star among stars
and one of the smallest,
a gilded mote on blue velvet—
I mean this, our great earth.
This earth will grow cold one day,
not like a block of ice
or a dead cloud even
but like an empty walnut it will roll along
in pitch-black space . . .
You must grieve for this right now
—you have to feel this sorrow now—
for the world must be loved this much
if you’re... see more
February 14, 2014From Sherwood Anderson to his son:
The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.
Any cleanness I have in my own life is due to my feeling for words.
The fools who write articles about me think that one morning I suddenly decided to write and began to produce masterpieces.
There is no special trick about writing or painting either. I wrote constantly for 15 years before I produced anything with any solidity to it.
The thing of course, is to make yourself alive. Most people remain all of their lives in a stupor.
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