Just as there are times on a winding walk when you can not the see the road ahead, so too will you lose visibility on your soul’s unfolding. . . If you can find solace in your surrendering to that groundlessness, there is a pleasure possible in this depth of not-knowing, where creativity can use ...
This is stunning. Fantastical beauty by Amanda Palmer and her father Jack (and friends). This video is a lush dreamscape. Just watch. https://youtu.be/sNe-wg10OUE I originally saw this video on Pitchfork.
“Life in its becoming is always shedding death, and on the point of death. The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure—fearlessness and achievement.” — Joseph Campbell A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
I dreamed I was in a band last night. It's been almost ten years since I've been on stage. I miss it a lot. I like group creative projects - I often need something larger than myself to continue, to finish work, and the group is more than "just me". The dynamic is exhilarating, usually fun, sometimes frustrating - rarely boring. Though I haven't been making music, I have been in a collaborative project for months now, and it is informing my solitary work in a good way (I'm painting again), and I am waking up with the desire to create almost over all else.
I love how Neil Gaiman partners with Amanda Palmer. They are both willing to be vulnerable - and in public. He is one of my favorite writers (I was sad when American Gods ended - I got so used to the story and the places it took me as i was taking the story in).
My own additions to this list, which I imagine will continue to grow: Elizabeth Warren, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Emma Goldman, Isadora Duncan, Toni Morrison, Maya Stein, Rama Jyoti Vernon, and Sharon Gannon.