As a continuation of my blog from yesterday, I wanted to share more of my musings on asking the right questions to be artful in creating your destiny. Then, tonight I was reading through O magazine, and came across a wonderful quote from a wise young woman named Victoria Ford that I would rather share instead:
“When I first started writing, I thought conflict and drama would make the work good. But I realized that doesn’t create art. Art comes from discovery. I had to ask questions of my situation and feelings. That changed my writing and my life.”
I really like this quote, because it reminds me that so often, we think we can’t create great art because we haven’t suffered enough. The truth is we all have suffered enough, no matter what our life experience. We don’t need more suffering to be artistic, but we do need to ask the right questions to live artfully.