Audio March 19, 2013 Lesson 88
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day”
“There is a tide in the affairs of men.”
Shakespeare, Julius Ceasar, Act IV, Scene 3.)
“When you look back on a lifetime and think of what has been given to the world by your presence…inevitable you think of your art, whatever it may be, as the gift you have made to the world in acknowledgment of the gift you have been given, which is the life itself…That work is not an expression of the desire for praise or recognition…but the deepest manifestation of your gratitude for the gift of life.”
Stanley Kunitz, from The Wild Braid
“That one talent that is death to hide.”
John Milton, b. 1655. In despair over his blindness that was preventing him from being able to present a “true account” of himself to his Maker.
“You should paint like a man coming over the top of the hill singing.”
Robert Henri, American painter, quoted by George Will, Deseret News, March 14, 2013.