An inspiring talk by the musician/poet/artist Patti Smith at the Louisiana Literature Festival, August 2012. Experience only the first 2 minutes – and easily take heart. Listen to the total 6 – and say “yes” to life.
“One does their work for the people.
And the more people you can touch, the more wonderful it is.
You don’t do your work and say ‘I only want the cool people to read it.’
You want everyone to be transported or hopefully inspired by it.”
“Be concerned with doing good work.”
“Life is like a roller coaster ride. It is never going to be perfect.”
May you honor that deepest part of you that naturally transports and inspires.