Ever have a project that you love the idea of and get all excited about?
Ever have the people around you tell you that it just won't work?
Ever choose to proceed anyway?
I'm in that place right now. In my head, this project turns out wonderfully, but on my loom?
Meanwhile, I'm trying to take to heart this poem:
by Lisa Colt
My teacher says,
You've got to stink first.
I tell her, I don't have time to stink -
at 64 years old
I go directly to perfection
or I go nowhere.
Perfection is nowhere,
she says, So stink.
Stink like a beginner,
stink like decaying flesh,
I know a woman who's eighty-six,
last year she learned to dive.
How do you handle taking creative risks?
Or any risks at all?
1 day ago