Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inspiration! What if you can't get no (artistic) satisfaction?


"No artist is pleased."
"But then there is no satisfaction?"
"No satisfaction whatever at any time," she cried out passionately, "There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive."
I love this!  Not because I think artists should never feel good about their work, but because it describes what really drives us - or me, at any rate.  Sure, I feel a push to create something or another in part because I have a vision for a final product, but more than anything there is, as Martha Graham puts it, a "divine dissatisfaction" when I am not making things.

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