“Being an artist is about being violently awake and sensitized, attentive and responsive.”
This statement from Anne Bogart appears in her book And Then, You Act: Making Art in an Unpredictable World.
It’s a beautiful quote, the kind of saying that snaps me out of my self-absorbed fog and reminds me why I have been called to writing for as long as I can remember.
How very nice it would be to wander the world being “attentive and responsive.” Unfortunately, the concerns of life—including a way to pay for this attentiveness—often gets in the way.
I need more reminders like this.