Thursday, December 8, 2022

To the artist...

 "To the artist, the writer, the pianist, the actor, the speaker: Fame is NOT a sign of greatness. Fame is a sign that you've got a lot of eyes on you, and that's it. Can we stop grasping and chasing after the eyes of the crowd?

Let's not focus so much on getting people to look. Let's focus more on creating something beautiful for people to see, in case they do look...  Just like flowers on a mountainside are still beautiful if no one sees, your work is still valuable even if no one lines up to see it.So write, sing, act, and speak and love all of it... and know that it's all meaningful."

- Jane Marczewski ("Nightbirde"), an excerpt from her upcoming blog.