Art and reflection

Many years ago, as a fledgling artist, I attended a workshop with several other women on an island in Maine. I was so intimidated by the whole process of “doing” art and being critiqued in front of all those others, that I was overcome by a frustrating bout of “artist’s block.”

I called an experienced Christian Scientist, whom I’d known for some time, and explained the situation to him. To my surprise, he said that while I am involved in creative work of this kind, I’m actually loving. I wondered how I could be loving while sitting in the middle of the woods or at the water’s edge all by myself. Wasn’t loving an action involving others?

Don't misread the 'holding pattern'
January 6, 2014

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