*Still Standing [on the shoulders of others]
September 17, 2007
The spirit hasn’t moved me to write at all lately but here are some echos of several of my favorite themes.
Piet Mondrian reinforces what I have to say About Channeling;
“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”
Katharine Butler Hathaway pretty much explains the human condition here;
“It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.”
Melody Beattie reminds us;
“Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.”
Aristotle with the What You Pretend to Be theme;
“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”
Jawaharlal Nehru also chimes in with more of What You Pretend to Be;
“Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”
And finally, having been to a friends memorial service yesterday, I find this relates to all works of art including the lives of humans.
“Each painting has its own way of evolving…When the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself.”