Tis’ a gift to be simple, tis’ a gift to be free

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“There’s just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we’ve ever imagined…” -Michael Cunningham, The Hours

“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 time, this expression is unique.

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If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium … and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions.

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It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly to keep the channel open.

You do not have to believe in yourself or your work.

You do have to keep open and aware, directly to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.

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No artist is pleased.

There is no satisfaction, whatever, at any time. There is only a queer, divine, dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching, and makes us more alive than the rest.”

-Martha Graham in a letter to Agnes DeMille

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~ by aprilemillo on October 2, 2007.

 
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