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creative life: Taking Time Out for Newtown

17 Dec

There are different kinds of sacrifice for the artist.  The artist often must sacrifice social contact for the sake of full commitment to a project.  But there is also the sacrifice of putting down one’s own work to focus on another one’s work, or joy, or suffering.

A man spoke in Newtown, CT last night about those moments in our lives when we can be certain that we are doing right.  Those moments are when we are caring for children.  He suggested that the tragedy in Newtown is a wake-up call for us to this essential, central reality – the reality of caring for our young.

For an artist to comment on the world, to describe that world and illuminate it, to help us understand through his work our experience in the world, he must engage in that world.

Fortunately, there are artists like you who fully understand the benefits from these moments of putting down work to become fully involved in the joys and sorrows of the world.  And in so doing  you continue to build a heart of flesh and to be a source of light and joy, and comfort.

spark on

midisparks

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