Monday, November 03, 2008

Recent inspiration

Something to cook , from Tonia.

A story that moves me on many levels. (Caring for street people. My own masks. The truth that gets spoken in the most surprising places.) Thank you, Ann.

Something to knit, again from Tonia.

(Tonia inspires many at my house. Many. Often. Thanks, dear friend.)

The comment section at Donna's almost always inspires. I really, really enjoy that little stop on the internet. It is sort of the Cheers, where everybody knows your name, place for me.

This quote, posted last week, was the impetus for some EXCELLENT comments:

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.

~Fran Lebowitz

You can read the comments here.

I do not agree with Ms. Lebowitz. At all. But, that's okay.

A quote that resonates a bit more for me:

"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."

~Kurt Vonnegut

Again and again, Donna, THANKS.

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