768x768_teal_quote of the day squareAs artists, we want to speak from the scar, not the wound, from self-possession as opposed to raw pain. The audience can feel the difference. …When an artist creates or performs from pain and inexperience, you feel their pain and inexperience and nothing else. In contrast—and this is the power and magical potential of great art—when you read or watch an artist perform from a place of self-anchored strength, as the audience, you feel invigorated with newfound clarity, wisdom, and inspiration. —Reema Zaman

  8 comments for “Quote of the Day

  1. March 3, 2019 at 2:15 AM

    I find myself wondering if self-anchored strength, wisdom, clarity arises from a history of expression that is raw, unfiltered, confusion.


    • March 3, 2019 at 1:49 PM

      I think it does and the sooner it transitions, the better it gets.

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      • March 4, 2019 at 1:59 PM

        I find myself pondering this off and on…what if art speaks to or awakens the raw emotions of the viewer? Is there a possibility that one’s resolution creates a piece of work that is emotionally flat? Emotional resolution is an unreachable goal as our feelings fluctuate as does the weather…ebbs and flows throughout the seasons so there may be moments of rawness that create wisdom and moments when self-anchored strength fragments with ongoing currents of memories.


      • March 4, 2019 at 3:22 PM

        Lots to ponder, Brenda. I appreciate the thought that you have put into this and shared with us. I think that speaking from the scar is from the POV of a survivor—This is what I did; this is what happened; and this is what I am doing now as a result the experience.

        It might awaken an experience in the the viewer and offer a solution that they can compare or contrast with their own.

        This is something that has been on my mind for awhile and in a few weeks I’m attending a storytelling class to see what that’s like. Stay tuned.

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  2. March 2, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    I think if you speak from the pain, it’s too raw and you also can’t have processed it enough to have perspective that’s useful to anyone else.


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    • March 3, 2019 at 1:50 PM

      I agree. It took a bit of re-reading and contemplation to digest this nugget of wisdom.

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  3. March 2, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Or, as I’ve said from time to time: I want my writing to be personal, not confessional.

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