Funny how what may seem like insignificant and unrelated events add up to spur some thought on a particular subject matter.
I have a makeshift kitchen in an home office space in our home (due to a kitchen remodel under way as you may know). So, a bottle of Chardonnay was finished off. I save the corks. The cork to be saved came with me into my bathroom as it was on the pathway from point "A" to point "B". I assume I stopped to brush my teeth and had set the cork down on the countertop. And then, I noticed the word on the cork.
Wow. Now, that's a nice word, when you think about it.
"To be at the peak of development."
It speaks of what is and what can be. Given the right set of circumstances, all living creatures are able to flourish.
What is it that you need to flourish as an artist?
Hmmmmm...tough one, huh?
Rhetorical question, y'know! And, how will you know that you are at your peak of development? Another rhetorical question.
But, I welcome your dialogue! It would be interesting to explore from different perspectives.
For myself, I'm not even sure what it is I need to flourish.
I think freedom. Freedom from the incesant inner critic. Freedom from what sometimes feels like the shackles of responsibility. Freedom to do what I want without a care. Freedom from fear of outcome. Freedom from the worry of what am I going to do with this when I'm done?
So, perhaps with our giving ourselves more freedom, we can flourish...