‘The child and the artist are pilgrims of discovery.’*
A child is born with many possibilities before them, born of their curiosity, inquiry, and attention. Finding the right path – the one with a heart – is about finding purpose.
And our purpose is our art.
We will know this is what we have found if there’s a spirit to it – if what we do is more than than the thing itself. And we will know this is what we have found when it creates deep relationship and community.
And perhaps what Christmas does is remind us we too are born for a purpose, and it’s never too late to identify this.
For this reason, Happy Christmas.
(*From John O’Donohue’s Eternal Echoes.)