There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.
No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
Today's post was inspired by the haunting and beautiful performance that i experienced last night by artist Andrea Lucia! The evening was called "Eschaton" which is describes as a
'journey of the voice through her appearances, disappearances, and the acts of othering herself. Her becoming is sung, spoken, written, embodied, and revealed. Throughout she is haunted by recurrent decreations. She unforeseeably grows a resurrecting power through her ability to gain freedom of motion. As from the earth to the imagination, she gives of both her sound and silence to explore.'
Last night's performance was a wonderful example of putting everything out there!! So even though I have posted this quote before, as I searched for other quotes about expression, my heart kept returning to Martha Graham's words, as this quote depicts the quintessential spirit of last night!!
Thank you Andrea!!
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