Stephen King and Milton Glaser, to name just two artists, have made it clear that art is the work of the soul. In the yoga tradition they teach that the fifth chakra becomes real to us when we explore its capacity to nourish our creativity. When that happens, we begin to realize that the universe is a caring and hospitable place. Art creates heaven. I don’t think that is stretching the point.
Milton Glaser titled his book Art is Work. Stephen King, in On Writing, advised readers to imagine their characters and then ask, what would they be likely to do? It’s a great question to ask about ourselves. Look at all this talent! What’s likely to emerge from this situation and group of people?
The experts encourage boldness. Who am I to argue?