Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Darren & Tim came over for coffee and we listened to some powerful mess by Florence and the Machine and it set me on fire. The look on Darren's face just said it all. So the composition session starts tonight.
Oh I can not wait. and to top it all off… my office is quiet today. Conducive to tea drinking, writing, banana bread eating and some music editing.
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You have to keep open and aware directly 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
Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up.
It must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up and knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle … when the sun comes up you better be running.