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Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

A Core Question

Years ago in a cafe near the beach in Santa Monica, California, the Zen master asked me: “Why do you want to be artist?”

As I’ve said before, this is the question. Have you answered this core question to your own satisfaction?

If not, you might as well be a doctor, carpenter, or a plumber—professions that society values.

I did answer the master and without hesitation. What would your answer have been?