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“Buddha said: ‘There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.’ The same could be said for Art. Cause it really doesn’t matter where you end up (although that is how you may be judged)…what matters is the journey. The process. Not if you win the battle, but how hard you fought. And what you learned from the fight. Some of us learn compassion, some of learn we weren’t as tough as we thought, some of us learn that all great thoughts and expression do not necessarily find an audience. But then we discover, we’ve been bamboozled! The aim is not for your work to find an audience…but for your audience to find you. No. It is not practical to think that way. But then again, if you were practical – would you be making art? Those who do are completely crazy and they are the last line of romantics on this earth. Cherish them. Because the music will dry up. And so will the thoughts. And then…what will you do on your way into the coffin? You will have no memories to call upon. Because contrary to what many believe – one does not see their life flash before their eyes in the instant of death. They see the poem that haunted them their entire life: a few lines of scribble that they could never understand until that final patch of dirt covered their shroud.”

                                                  – St. Claire Mulligan, Tremors

Because The Music Will End

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On Compassion

The greatest act of compassion you can do is remain beside someone who doesn’t stand a chance in the fight that they are up against. But you comfort them, you give them some kind of grace in their knowing that they are not alone and will not be betrayed. It is more than unconditional love. It is spiritual camaraderie. And it exceeds the unconditional because in all contexts you do agree with your friend, but you know that you are both grievously outnumbered.

That is love. That is romance. That is compassion. That is purity. In all of this, there is an element of art, God, and justice all entwined.

Even if you don’t believe in any of them.

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