Let’s create something new today.
Maybe a blog post, another page in a novel, or a painting.
Go take a picture, write a haiku, or maybe finish penning a song.
You could even make something using origami or start a podcast.
Just tell your story, in whatever way you tell it.
Certainly, don’t let fear hold you up.
Maybe there is even a responsibility for us to create.
Remember that a job, with a purpose attached to it, becomes a calling.
If we are artists—hell, whether or not we’re artists—it is our job, our responsibility, perhaps even our sacred calling, to take whatever life has handed us and make something new, something that wouldn’t have existed if not for the fire, the genetic mutation, the sick baby, the accident. To hurl ourselves in an act of faith so complete that our fears, insecurities, hopelessness, and despair blur along the edges of our vision. We stop for nothing.
-Dani Shapiro, Still Writing