the day, the day is finally here!

May 16, 2009 § 1 Comment

I have to thank my friend Mandy Shriwise for including this great quote in her valedictorian speech today at fine arts convocation:

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable 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 have to keep yourself open and aware 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

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§ One Response to the day, the day is finally here!

  • TRacy says:

    Congratulations darling! It is so weird to see you all graduating. I cannot put words on how I feel. Maybe it’s because I am not exactly sure how I feel. Part of me now thinks that there is not much left down there for me any more. Besides you of course! (Unless you go to Korea!) Either way, I’m super proud of you and wish I could have been there walking down the hill with you. If only my heart had been able to walk that path, apparently it had different plans. Miss you.

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