Art is more important than anything else.
Complaining is easy. Destruction is simple.
Creating is the hardest practice we can choose. To create is to build, innovate, and discover. Art is a relentless struggle to serve and connect to the creative forces of life. An artist is someone who commits themselves to the hard road.
Art is a creative response to our world. We are given life, and as we determine how best to live, art is our thank you card to the source of the gift of life. If this sounds ethereal, soft, or easy, it is not. When we decide to respond to the world as artists we dedicate ourselves to relentlessly refining a practice that will always fall short.
When we create, we engage beauty far greater than we can emulate. Whether we sing songs about love, or invent new ways of engaging the world, when we create we actively commit to a life of gratitude. It is relentless, painstaking, and requires everything of us. It also offers the richest rewards imaginable.