I obviously misjudged my dates reviewing the year in travel. It should have ended on Christmas Eve and here we are on Christmas Day with two more months to go. Oh well, I will pick it up tomorrow.
This holiday I wanted to share the post I wrote last Christmas, which is deserving of an annual outing: Martha Graham’s letter to Agnes DeMille. A long ago gift from a good friend, it has never failed to inspire me.
“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You have to keep it open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you…..No artist is pleased…..There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”