“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.
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.
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.
You merely have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.
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 others.”
– Martha Graham
4 thoughts on “Morning Trip (70) A Light…was there dark?”
Does it make us more alive than the others? I wonder. Sometimes it seems so…yet, the other is a mystery we cannot fathom. Our divine dissatisfaction may perhaps not trump their simple satisfaction. Who can know?
I wished for you a living computer today, Elisa.
Thank you Kathy! I’m becoming, wait NO!! Noticing…the value of having to have learned to better deal with Winter all these years. The winter with something in the way of my creativity(or just an obstacle my head just simply MUST cling to…facts currently reaffirming those ..sigh)
It is very nice to have your wishes! If I’ve caught up, I think that you have flown or were trying to fly for a visit before the wedding. I hope the weather cooperated and if it did not that you are safe and sound where you need to be. Thank God that many times when we get a sort of NO, that while we might kvetch, we are relieved of a perhaps less desirable situation.
I do not know about that more or less alive thing. I do not know about a universal meaning for the label of alive. I am unsure about the rather subtle level attainment and perhaps better than, less than hidden within. lol If I were just good enough, I’d get away from Spiritual Materialism! hehehe
I am here in Florida now, Elisa, we’re heading out to dinner in 3 minutes. Lovely to be with Mom and Dad. Flying out for the wedding Thursday. Love to you!
A good message for me to read today. Thank you. 🙂