Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

I was considering these words today from a book by David Bayles and Ted Orland called "Art and Fear."
 
    The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars.
   
    One of the basic and most difficult lessons every artist must learn is that even the failed pieces are essential.


I was thinking about that in terms of our lives, of how much is hidden, root, unseen.

These words came.

we don’t see the roots of the stars
only the light
as it leans to beam
the candle
stems
within

 

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