Extraordinary effort

“Intellectual work, sometimes, spiritual work certainly, artistic work always—those are forces that must travel beyond the realm of the hour and the restraint of habit. Nor can the actual work be well separated from the entire life. Like the knights of the Middle Ages, there is little the creatively inclined person can do but prepare herself, body and spirit, for the labor to come—for her adventures are all unknown. In truth,the work itself is the adventure. And no artist could go about this work, or would want to, with less than extraordinary energy and concentration. The extraordinary is what art is about.” Mary Oliver, from “of power and time”. 


Padangustha Dhanurāsana ~~holding the feet bow pose