carve

November 29, 2010

Oh Creative One, as you know I’ve been reading Rebecca Solnit’s “Wanderlust.” Here is a comment on the act of writing, “To write is to carve a new path through the terrain of imagination, or to point out new features on a familiar route.” (p72) Really, couldn’t this be said of all art and the artistry found in other modes of creativity? A painter’s job is to show us another way of seeing a face or catching a moment we’ve not noticed before. An outstanding surgeon finds that little something mid-suture that works just right in repairing that particular person’s body. An actor finds the new subtleties in expressing the words that have been spoken and the pauses that have been held for years, decades, even centuries.

Trekking Creative One! One of the reasons I’m glad you’re around is that the new path you carve, no matter how earth shattering large or soul comforting small it is, makes my heart beat happily. You re-invigorate me. I’ so very, very glad you’re here.

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