Remember when the work gets hard, that's the time to find the joy in it -- anywhere in it.
Remember when the work gets emotional, to keep pressing in. That's the core juice.
Remember when the work goes awry to take a breath and reset. Begin again.
Remember when the work gets in the way of living, it's best to reevaluate priorities.
Remember when the what-to-say runs out, your body/mind is asking you to wait.
More will come. Creativity is patient listening.
And if someone isn't into a something created, it may not be for them.
The work always goes up and down. There is no steady fire stream.
But then sometimes the volcano erupts into a mountain, an island.
And new beings learn how to live there.
Coexist with them. With all these stages.
It's the art that makes the art, the writing that does the writing.
Your task now is to open up, listen and translate.
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Process notes on a work in progress (me). This mostly contains raw rough content pulled out of practice notebooks. Occasional posts also invite you into the way I work, with intermittent notes on the hows and whys on the whats I make. Less often you may also find prompts and processes I've brought to workshops, as well as surveys that help me gather material for projects. Similar earlier posts from years ago can be found on: