“I’ve heard it said that every day you need half an hour of quiet time for yourself, or your Self, unless you’re incredibly busy and stressed, in which case you need an hour. I promise you, it is there. Fight tooth and nail to find time, to make it. It is our true wealth, this moment, this hour, this day.”
This quote is from an essay in the current issue of Sunset Magazine called “Time Lost and Found”. I love Lamott’s writing, and have read and re-read her book “Bird by Bird”, her book about writing. I think that virtually everything she says there can be applied to any creative endeavor, and her writing is so honest and real- it makes me laugh and come away with new insight every time. This essay made me stop and think about what I can give up in order to paint more.