Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Currie's Gratitude 14 January 2015

There’s no “correct path” to becoming a real artist. You might think you’ll gain legitimacy by going to art school, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it’s all bullshit, and it’s all in your head. You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.   [Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help]

Asking is an art. It is an essential skill for navigating Life. We’re here with each other FOR each other. We all have gifts to give and that means we all have gifts to BE received. Sometimes it is small and deeply meaningful. Sometimes it is excruciatingly difficult yet something so ordinary.

I helped Mum in the shower again yesterday. Every day seems to ask more of me. And every day I seem to BE stepping up higher and DOing more than I’d ever imagined.

I completely trust this. Just last week we were trying to find mutually happy places for things and I was pushing more than I wanted and far more than I intended.

Learning to BE a better version of myself seems to BE all about asking. I really never imagined it could feel like this.

I love you, Currie


Rita said...

Ahhh! That's wonderful! :) :)

Carol said...

So glad you are able to be there for your mother. I'm sure it's a healing of spirits for both of you.
I've always been a giver and rarely have I been able to ask for anything. It's a skill I need to work on .