Words Internalized

1A6A8472“When you look back on a lifetime and think of what has been given to the world by your presence, your fugitive presence, inevitably you think of your art, whatever it may be, as the gift you have made to the world in acknowledgement of the gift you have been given, which is the life itself.  And I think the world tends to forget that this is the ultimate significance of the body of work each artist produces.  That work is not an expression of the desire for praise or recognition, or prizes, but the deepest manifestation of your gratitude for the gift of life.”

~ Stanley Kunitz, in The Wild Braid

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2 thoughts on “Words Internalized

  1. Shirley Baker

    love the brilliance of this scarf……….and of course, the quote.


  2. Margaret Elwood

    What a wonderful statement! Thank you for giving me that upon which I am reflecting about my own art.

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