As my work “in the world” drew to a close, I sought solitude for pursuing my life-long desire to identify my unique work. The possibility of failure still always peers over my shoulder.
“… Part of the creative process requires ‘undisturbed development’ in what poet Rainer Maria Rilke described as some ‘dark’ and ‘unsayable’ place. While speaking to young poet Franz Kappus about the importance of learning how to immunize creative work from criticism, he emphasized that ‘each embryo of a feeling’ should have the benefit of this cocooned space.”
~ Sarah Lewis / The Rise