...a nod to the pause in between. | submitted by Amelia Ah You
...a nod to the pause in between. A moment to be, observe, feel and reflect in the practice of any creative pursuit.
“Everything is gestation and bringing forth. To let each impression and each germ of a feeling come to completion wholly in itself, in the dark, in the inexpressible, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one’s own intelligence, and await with deep humility and patience the birth-hour of a new clarity: that alone is living the artist’s life.
Being an artist means not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap, and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer.
It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke, from Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less by Guy Claxton