Saturday Sep 06, 2003

Artist as Hero

From my upcoming book on how to positively handle rejection:

As I’ve stated elsewhere in this book, the artist embodies both the protagonist and antagonist—he either gets it done or does himself in. It is an internal affair.

If we could see the artist’s life from how God might see it, we would witness the canvas in toto. We would get a clear construct of what is right and wrong action for the play to unfold in the hero’s favor. From such an omnipotent overhead point of view, we would observe the dead ends and the opportunities. In other words, when the artist rises beyond the box and any limitation in dimension of his life, he can see dispassionately and that invariably leads to right action.

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