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Feb 28Liked by Maggie Smith

For some reason your pep talk made me think of the following by Wendell Berry:

the seed is in the ground

now may we rest in hope

while darkness does its work.

I saw that on my beautiful neighbor (poet and essayist) Lia Purpura's daily outdoor poem black board, a pep talk for thinking of darkness in a different way -- darkness being something that gets in my way of thinking I have anything to say that could be helpful. just do it...

thanks for the pep talk!

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Love this. I know it, I've heard it, I've said, and yet it's one of those things you can never hear too many times. I really needed to hear it again this week. Thanks, thanks!

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Scrappy is strength. Thank you, Maggie.

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Feb 28Liked by Maggie Smith

I love this pep talk and couldn't have said it better. The other day I was thinking about how I have a tiny student-grade art desk, not a big open-air studio with tons of space to wander and muse (which is overrated anyway) and I’m producing a huge solo art exhibition. Part of which is a fifteen-minute film that has been giving me anxiety! So this post is the fuel I need to keep going with that part of the project. Just do it. I'm going to tape that saying on my wall. Thanks Maggie!

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