I got this wonderful gem (video) from The Drawing Board blog. I love the view this woman has of the world and art.
The Inside to Celebration....Here Come The Sun..
A story and an art work have a beginning, a middle and a ending. It is through the communication of the material that we adjust the story and it speaks to us and others. It communes with us. It doesn't matter if it effects our view the same way as others, nor really is it possible to for it truly to effect others the way it effected the creator. Does a song from a song bird effect the bird the same way as those that hear it? No, but it doesn't diminish the song. An artist must create just like a song bird must sing.
We went to a Richie Havens concert in 2004 it was very emotional.
May we be healers, each one of us.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” - Howard Thurman
So just like a new year, a new beginning, a new day, may we Come Alive.