Thoughts on God and Art (Writing)

Sometimes you stumble across wisdom so profound that it pulls you out of the mad rush of the world around you and freezes you in the moment. Finally when the awe melts and understanding seeps into your thoughts, you're left riding a swell of warm gratitude and the need to share.

I present you the words of Agnes de Mille:


"I believe that God made me an artist, and my making art is my way of saying thank you....

When we believe "the odds are stacked against us, we are choosing to believe that "the odds" are more powerful not only than our own gifts, but also than God.

If the acorn can become the oak, why can't our ideas flourish into mighty manifestations?....

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what's next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."



4 comments:

  1. Her words about God making her an artist ring true with me. When I started writing the stories that were floating around in my head, my initial thought was that God gave me the stories or at least the mind to imagine them. Then, that last statement sums it up for me: "We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." A leap of faith.

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    1. So true. Being married to a farmer, I have realized farming & writing are both leaps of faith. You do what you need to do without any guarantees...because you love what you do.

      Thanks for visiting, Meda!

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  2. How beautiful...definitely resonates. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jessica. So glad you enjoyed the words :)

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