|photo by Danielle_T|
"...monetary poverty is nothing---nothing---compared to the starvation of the creative spirit."
I have been intrigued with the title of T'Mara Goodsell's blog since I found her (through Becky Povich, I believe). The Art of Being Broken. It made me wonder what deep meaning was under the surface of that title.
Tonight I was reading some of her past posts (trying to avoid grading papers), and happened up on her post on June 9, 2009. It's entitled "Write On, Dude."
As I was reading it, I thought about the art of mosaic. People deliberately break plates and pottery into small pieces, so they can fit them into a completely different new piece of art.
That post not only explains what she means by the "art" of being broken, but it vividly paints a picture of what it's like to be emotionally battered.
Sometimes you have to break things---to take something that was "whole" but maybe not good---to create something gorgeous...