Be the light in this present darkness

Life’s most significant turnings arise not so much from conscious awareness of obvious destinies as from unconscious streams of necessity to which we are irrepressibly drawn. Painting, like poetry, song, or dance, is vocation—a “calling forth,” a “summoning”—and in that sense a “birthing” of something deep from within, tied to a transcending future with primal roots in a grounding past. (Bone Dead, and Rising, 69)