Seth Godin’s new book, The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly is all about courage, art, and why we need to fly a little closer to the sun. I haven’t read the book, so I can’t recommend it, but this quote really got my attention:
Art isn’t pretty.
Art isn’t painting.
Art isn’t something you hang on the wall.
Art might scare you.
Art might bust you.
But art is who we are and what we do and what we need.
Art isn’t a result; it’s a journey.
The challenge of our time is to find a journey worthy of your heart and soul.
I’m on the journey. Not only as a writer, but as a person constantly seeking the art and beauty in life. And I think Seth is right, the journey isn’t always pretty or comfortable and sometimes it’s even terrifying. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s the only way to go. Let me know what you think of this post. Have you found a journey “worthy of your heart and soul”?
My latest book: The Secret Sense of Wildflower
“…astute observations and wonderfully turned phrases, with nary a cliché to be found. She could be an adolescent Scout Finch…A quietly powerful story, at times harrowing but ultimately a joy to read.“
– Kirkus Reviews (starred review) To read the entire Kirkus review go here.