Monday, November 28, 2005

Quote For Today: Advice to Artists

Michael D. O'Brien, the Catholic author of FATHER ELIJAH (one of my top ten novels of all time) has written "An Open Letter to Fellow Artists" at his website.

Here is an excerpted quote:

Go to the very source. Go to Christ and ask for all that you need, ask for growth in skill, for the spirit of perseverance, for faith and courage and love. Ask for a spirit of discernment in order to find your way through the fog of our times. Ask for humility and faithfulness, and for the ability to incarnate Truth in beautiful forms. Be a servant of the One who is the source of all Beauty. Be his beloved. Be very little, and trust in this absolutely.

Oh, how I want to "incarnate truth in beautiful forms."

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