there is a vitality
a life force
a quickening 
that is translated through you
into action
and because 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
nor how valuable it is
nor how it compares with other expressions
it is your business to keep it yours 
clearly and directly
to keep the channel open
you do not even have to believe 
in yourself 
or your work
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
- Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

May 8 -

there is a vitality

a life force

a quickening

that is translated through you

into action

and because 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

nor how valuable it is

nor how it compares with other expressions

it is your business to keep it yours

clearly and directly

to keep the channel open

you do not even have to believe

in yourself

or your work

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

- Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

Enchanted by the beauty of today and the unknown of tomorrow.