It’s back to work now.
Because, if you are creating something, the work is what it is all about.
It has to be.
The early mornings. Coffee. The hum of the typewriter. Quiet. A dimly lit studio. Linoleum. The blank canvas. Birds waiting. Another picture. The scratch of a pen. Books.
The hope that eventually someone will notice what you have done.
Or, enough will notice, that you can continue doing it.
This passage reminded me of Patti Smith talking about her life as a creative.
When I asked Craig Newmark what it felt like to know that he had created something used by millions of people, something that’s still going strong after twenty years, his answer was the perfect note to end this book on: “It feels nice for a moment, then surreal, then back to work.”
-Ryan Holiday, Perennial Seller