"The world tells you to hurry. Art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art." - Junot Diaz
179 - Brush
Quite often our days rush past with a steady blur of deadlines and to-do lists. At the end of it, we mark off the ‘done,’ move others to tomorrow, and start the rush all over again. Two things I know for sure can’t be rushed - one is a rainbow and the other is art. Just like that rare moment when a falling spray of raindrops collides with brilliant rays of sunlight to create a cacophony of color in the sky, the moment a perfect inspiration intersects with the brush or word or melody, the result is more than a sum of its parts. It’s exponential. That peak experience - whether as creator or fortunate recipient - requires only that you lay aside your ‘list’ and open up your senses. Take your time and the art will speak. You can’t rush a rainbow!