Sunday, November 6, 2016
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
That's what Gandhi said. "Indomitable will" is the key attribute that makes all artists continue in the face of seemingly impossible odds. Why? Quite simply because what we do, what we strive for is pretty much the basis for humanity. There is nothing without art; just animal instinct. Everything we have and take for granted stems from the initial spark that is the artistic process. Art is the ability to articulate abstract thought. Technology is the attempt to make concrete those abstract thoughts. The written word is a way to document it, law is a way to govern it, civilization is a way to collectively benefit from it. The instant we lose our artistic drive is the instant our species future ends. Just for the record.