I exist. In thousands of agonies—I exist. I'm tormented on the rack—but I exist! Though I sit alone on a pillar—I exist! I see the sun, and if I don't see the sun, I know it's there. And there's a whole life in that, in knowing that the sun is there.
— Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Just like a murderer jumps out of nowhere in an alley, love jumped out in front of us and struck us both at once”
The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive.
Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you.
Don't make excuses for not working - make things with the time, space, and materials you have right now. (p. 138)
Kleon, A. (2012). Steal Like An Artist. Ten Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. Workman Publishing Company: New York.
“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
silence could also mean stillness and with stillness comes clarity — clarity of mind and thus clarity of movement informing present and future action.