Those smooth, wide open highways ~ the ones with big shoulders and clear white lines ~ seem made to travel in style. On that kind of road, you feel as if the way is clear, as if you were meant to take it. But the bumpy roads, with narrow gravel shoulders and potholes ~ lots of potholes ~ what do you do when you hit those? Are you suddenly uncertain, ready to throw the map (or GPS) out the window? Doubt flares. Perhaps you were wrong about thinking this was the way to go. Mayb
The artist beckons the muse, leaps into the creative flow, and allows herself to be completely submerged. What she encounters can lead to euphoria, despair, joy, fear ~ the entire wheel of emotions. Then she must dare to express what she has seen, to bare her soul to even the most casual eye. Is this difficult? No, it is simply necessary. A Deliberate Choice It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ……..