I’m pitching again. It’s been a while!
This quote contradicts my true feelings, but life is hypocrisy: so, this quote is my marching music this week. In truth, I’ve spent a lot of time waiting for inspiration recently. For a long time there’s been this tip-of-the-tongue feeling about me, like if I could just make my arms about ten times longer, I could reach out and gather up all the ideas and fold them into some sort of organized plan—
This did not turn out to be a true feeling. As Quiet Earp says, “a man can’t walk down two roads.” I can’t do all the things, and I can’t make my arms any longer, but if I take a couple of steps in any direction, I can reach something good.
Sitting in place and looking at all the possibilities wasn’t helping me get any closer to any of them.
So recently I got a very helpful kick in the pants from a friend who had no idea she was doing anything but stretching her own leg in the direction of her next step. I jumped. I landed. I had moved.
And since I was in motion, I pitched a bunch of stuff and got a couple things picked up, and that means I’ll have something to post shortly! Ah, momentum. Note to self: sometimes you need a little help from your friends.
This momentum means I’m going to continue in this direction and see where it leads. But not blindly. I’m building a platform of discovery. I guess you could say it’s like an oil rig, because we’re not building UP as far as we’re digging IN: in to the creative process, in to the hidden parts of people that make them do things, in to the fears that hold us back, in to the possibilities that we could link together, if it wasn’t so damn murky on the ocean floor.
So here’s what I’m looking for:
Obviously the theme of my blogging these days is “the arts” but that’s a loose theme. Realistically it’s not just art for me. I want to know more about what art means, what it means to live art.
Speaking of which, I’ve got a book I’m dying to read.