Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode


“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”  Anais Nin (Goodreads)

“The arts … a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”  Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (Goodreads)

“This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I [create]? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose…” Rainer Maria Rilke (Goodreads)

 

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6 Responses to Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode

  1. Suzanne says:

    These quotes echo my own thoughts. Practicing creativity in every way we can think of feels like the most powerful response to current events that we can make. Adding to the beauty of the world and allowing our work to reflect the highest qualities of our soul feels to me like a way of helping to create positive change in our world.

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  2. Wonderful!! I enjoyed it. Used to write inspirational non-fiction. That was my favorite genre, and my work is in many books, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul and others.
    Now, my mind can not work that way anymore, so I find my solace in Nature!

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    • AnnIsikArts says:

      Glad you liked the quotes, Renie. Yes, you do love Nature. Me, too; I could not do without it, without being in contact with it; and I love your home and reading about it and seeing all your lovely photos. Hurray for all boonies!

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