“Art intensifies the presence of the world.”
― Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul
In the course of a human life, there are perhaps few realizations more exquisitely awful than the sudden awareness that you are no longer strictly necessary.
For me, there wasn’t an exact moment — a single, dreadful “aha.” Rather it crept in slowly over the years, corrosively eating around the edges of my sense of stability, my well-being, and my hopes for the future. …
You’ve spent years — maybe decades — honing your craft. You don’t just have a set of skills, or a job, or even just a profession — you have a vocation, which comes from the Latin word for “calling.” You are called to do this thing. Drawn inexorably toward it by some external power.
But even beyond your vocation, your craft is not just something you do, it’s something you are. You don’t sing because you like to, you sing because you must. You’ve worked in the arts or humanities or the nonprofit world because it was satisfying on a…
Technologist, Artist, and Arts Advocate.