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|Welcome to SKETCHES, Michael Gerrish's WhyART.com newsletter. I offer thoughts to stretch your mind and spur your actions to produce positives for you and those you touch. Author Daniel Pinkwater said, "I believe it is impossible to make sense of life in this world except through art." Artist Francis Bacon said, "The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." This "talking head" sees truth in both statements; let's start making sense by exploring and expanding the mysteries which surround us!|
End of Powerlessness....|
"Discipline is freedom." Garth Fagan
a self-disciplined activity that you have to learn by yourself."
"To know how to free
oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's
without purpose is an extravagance usually purchased by those least able
to afford it." Michael
My wife and I are big fans of
Garth Fagan's Dance Troupe. They
are Upstate NY's dance ambassodors ...extraordinary! Before their
SPAC performance Mr. Fagan
addressed the audience; he spoke about each dance we would see. The
first piece was entitled, "Discipline is Freedom." Mr. Fagan recalled
how his father would use that phrase over and over to describe how hard
work was the true path to personal achievement. I was reminded of his
story several times in the years that followed, as I met new people
and prepared for new projects.
Part Two...What's Squeakin' With You?
Dana told me a story about a new worker who
spent his first day on the job pushing a noisy wheelbarrow. After the
day's work, he thought he'd make a good impression on his boss by
reporting that the wheelbarrow needed service. When he told the boss the
wheelbarrow made a squeak......squeak sound, the boss replied, "You're
fired. It's supposed to go squeaksqueaksqueaksqueaksqueaksqueaksqueak."
"I seek a form or language which will express
my ideas for our time."
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