Life work

La vie d'un artiste, c'est son oeuvre.
The life of an artist is his work. --Jérôme Garcin

See? Here it is again. An artist's "life's work" - his work is his life - his life is work - he lives to do his work - he works. Turn the thing round and round and you keep seeing the same thing in a slightly different light, and it always has the trio - the triad - life, art, work. Interchange them. Pull them apart and put them back together. Stack them. See each through the light of the others.

And find nowhere in this sphere of light in your hand, turn it as you will, any way to separate the three parts of this unity. It is creative. It is vital. And it is work. (Thanks for the succinct statement, Garcin ... and Kristin.)

1 comment:

Francesca said...

Wasn't it Confucius who said,

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."