Something to think about in the New Year:
I was always searching for something, some sort of higher truth or state of being that always seemed to be evading me.
And that’s why I started drawing so ferociously all those years ago. I thought it would lead me to the place I was searching for.
Then one day I realized that I didn’t need to search anymore, that I had been “there” all along. That the drawing wasn’t a means to an end, that it WAS the end.
All I had to do was keep drawing, and everything would take care of itself.
So right then and there, I drew this cartoon to keep as a reminder.
Most people do their “Thing” to get what they want.
For a lucky few, doing their “Thing” is all that they want. The ambition is in the doing, not the reward.
Or as Delmore Schwartz said, “Poetry is its own reward”.
Inspirational ideas… I hope to deploy them as well!