Three quotes have been haunting me these last few days.
~ "Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"
(Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day")
~ "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open."
(Muriel Rukeyser, Houdini)
~ "To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes."
(Akira Kurosawa, The Films of Akira Kurosawa)