“Your job as an artist is to create meaning, create beauty, create transformative experience. You are an agent of culture, not a functionary of the social order.

Believe you are doing something meaningful every time you create a work of art. Everything you write, reflecting what is true. Everything you shape, reflecting your way of seeing. Everything you film or perform, brimming with the life in your heart and mind. Each of these is its own butterfly in the Amazon, no matter how insignificant you think its impact. You cannot know down the channels of time what it will touch or how it will transform the world.”

: Susan Dirende @susandirende