I found this quote somewhere online, Goodreads I believe. I really like it. To me this means that instead of being a passive individual just living, going through the motion each day, we need to be active and pro-active. We can’t expect opportunities to come to us. We can’t expect dreams to just happen. We’d be waiting and nothing will occur. Life would become a bitter disappointment.
For artists, this means we need to be actively creating each and every day. This is who we are. We can’t be passive and expect ourselves to be happy or content with our lives.
What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself – life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. ~Willa Cather
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. ~Terri Guillemets