What lies beneath

Make interesting, amazing, glorious mistakes. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.*
Neil Gaiman

You’re doing it wrong. But at least you’re doing it. Once you’re doing it, you have a chance to do it better. Waiting for perfect means not starting.**
Seth Godin

I find myself reading Neil Gaiman’s words two ways, or two ways in one.

Through my “art” to leave the world a better place.

Through my art to become a better person.

The two possibilities accompany one another.

Stop for a moment, prepare yourself with the GAP exercise, and then ask yourself the question:

What is my art?

Listen carefully for what your life speaks to you.

Not the first thoughts words or pictures that come, but what lies beneath these.

Wishes are the memories coming from our future.^

*From Neil Gaiman’s Art Matters;
**From Seth Godin’s blog: “You’re doing it wrong”;
^From Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters on Life.

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