The Gift

textile design detail, 1991, pigment on wool flannel

textile design detail, 1991, pigment on wool flannel

QUOTE FROM MARTHA GRAHAM, dancer

“There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.

There is only a queer,divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.

The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is;

nor how valuable it is;

nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU”

—–Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

This was obviously written about creativity but works just as well when thinking about healing.

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One Response to “The Gift”

  1. Pamela on November 9th, 2009

    I love this and the delivery was timely. Thank you.

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