Thursday, October 11, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut said this.

"When I used to be a speaker at colleges, I’d say, 'Look, practice an art, no matter how badly or how well you do it. It will make your soul grow.' That’s why you do it. You don’t do it to become famous or rich. You do it to make your soul grow. This would include singing in the shower, dancing to the radio by yourself, drawing a picture of your roommate or writing a poem or whatever. Please practice an art. Have the experience of becoming. It’s so sad that many public school systems are eliminating the arts because it’s no way to make a living. What’s important is to have the experience of becoming, which is as necessary as food or sex. It’s really quite a sensation — to become."

and i very much agree with him.