My friend Elizabeth Blue, who I will call one of the forefathers of Oliarights put this quote on her blog:
“You wouldn’t have the desire if you didn’t have the ability to achieve it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have desire, than you must have ability. I wrote a piece for my writing class. I did not think I had it in me to write fifteen pages but I had the desire. The ability came out of the blue, surprising even me. It makes me believe in this quote.
The reason why this is “quote”, and not some sentence on a piece of paper lost in time, is because people are still having the hardest time with the concept. We cannot believe that we are capable of doing what we truly desire. We settle, we justify, we excuse, we second guess, we complace, we procrastinate. Ones in a while we meet a person with fire in their eyes, the person who is doing that which he desires.
When I was writing those fifteen pages, I walked around with that fire. I was seeing symbols everywhere, signs, magic, memories. I was mouthing them while I walked, scribbling notes on napkins and the backs of receipts. Inspiration is where I need to be. If I were to say what I desire, that would be it. It cannot be attached to something physical like being a writer or director or a designer. That is for the birds, an English friend said ones. The form of expression or your title is just another “Golden Calf” (false idol, that will bring you down if you start to worship it). That is still some outer bullshit to get attached to. To go for that would not make sense.
It is against my religion to worship false idols: Fame, Money, Power.
In order to stay pure, I have to align myself with a virtue, something unchangeable and inner. Truth, Freedom, Justice, Love, Honesty, Courage, Search for Knowledge, Wisdom, Diligence, Humility, Patience, Strength, Hope and Faith.
I desire to be inspired and to inspire through self-expression that is my art. Whatever my art becomes.
Wow, Olia, you are jumping off the deep end here, I hear a voice say.
I am doing a cannon ball.
I danced to this song with Isaiah today.