'YOUNG AT HEART'
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Isn't it true that the older we get, the more impetus there is for us hide our emotions - to put our heads down and just work? Doesn't it upset you - because the fact is, there was a time, before. Before social media, agencies, desks and schedules. There was a time, before - when we would create out of pleasure, not out of pressure.
"When", as [Yeats] said, "we had all the summer-time; she had all the spring". It all began with our heads bent over paper, paint, pencils and photos - ideas big and small, fresh possibilities floated to the surface, unencumbered by doubt and cradled by the sense of having all the time in the world.
Where did that innocence go, that impetus toward creation that is necessary and artless, like the urge to cry? Children do it without thinking - should we not also?
Fellow creators, let us die young. Not in age, but in attitude. Let us live with an endless spring in our hearts - dropping blossoms everywhere we go.
Written by Stephanie Hsu
Tom Van Shelven