Sunday, 23 January 2011

Thoughtful Friday no. 120



"What is necessary first for visionary power is an undaunted appetite for liveliness - to be among the active elements of the world and love what they do to you, to love 'to work and to be wrought upon'; to be 'alive to all that is enjoyed and all that is endured'; to have the loneliness and the courage to take in not only joy but dismay and fear and pain as modes of being without bolting for comfort or obscuring them with social chatter."
Alec King, "Wordsworth and the Artist's Vision"

1 comment:

Tracy said...

This is something to aspire to! I love this bit: "...liveliness - be among the active elements of the world..." I feel sparky already. ;o) Happy Day, Sheila ((HUGS))