When speaking aloud, you punctuate constantly – with body language. Your listener hears commas, dashes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks as you shout, whisper, pause, wave your arms, roll your eyes, wrinkle your brow. In writing, punctuation plays the role of body language. It helps readers hear you the way you want to be heard. It exists to serve you. Don’t be bullied into serving it.
Musings on the Artist's Life
I write to question, clarify and celebrate – explore the categories in the sidebar.
It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
Worried about playing the fool, we forget how to simply play.
No truth can make another truth untrue. All knowledge is part of the whole knowledge. Once you have seen the larger pattern, You cannot get back to seeing the part as the whole.
Words are great, but seeing is more primal than language and smelling more primal still.
It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations.
There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.
I always recognize the forces that will shape my life. I let them do their work. Sometimes they tear through my life like a hurricane. Sometimes they simply shift the ground under me, so that I stand on different earth, and something or someone has been swallowed up. I steady myself, in the earthquake. I lie down, and let the hurricane pass over me. I never fight. Afterward I look Josephine HartRead More
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Art is never finished, only abandoned.