The sound of one hand packing
Artists earnestly repeat bromides like “it’s the journey, not the destination,” but an artist’s path needs a destination. Mark Strand once said, “If I knew where I was going I probably wouldn’t go there.” But eventually we do need to find that we’ve ended up somewhere, and unpack.
An addendum to what the gods do not confer
By this point Gene Kelly could have settled for doing what his adoring public expected — dancing like Gene Kelly for the remaining years of his career. But he didn’t.
What does not cometh from the gods
Dr Essai has observed time and again how the finest artists are the ones whose idea of fun is spending hour after hour, day after day doing the same thing over and over and over and over.