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If you are a car aficionado as I am, then you may have caught Motor Trend’s review of a new hand-built sports car:
But that’s not what makes the Pagani Huayra special. What makes it special is that it’s the singular product of one man’s singular passion. “We are a design and research company based on the Renaissance theory of art and science working together,” says Argentine-born Horacio Pagani. “That’s not our idea — it’s 500 years old. We take our inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci.” Pagani has thought through every single detail of this car — his one-on-one walkthrough of the Huayra’s technical highlights lasted more than three hours. He is truly autodom’s Renaissance man (he named his first son Leonardo): part designer, part engineer, mostly self-taught, totally obsessed.
The last line of the paragraph defines the creator. I think I am going to claim something similar to it as my motto and get it printed on a T-shirt.
“part artist, part wordsmith, mostly self-taught, totally obsessed”
As a writer, it’s the only way I can be.
Today I found someone who shares a surname with me. Until today, I didn’t know he existed. (My loss!) He plays electric guitar. Exquisitely.
As an artist, I want to figuratively crawl inside my audience and arouse, inflame, move them. I want them to feel what I feel, see what I see, hear what I hear. I want their skin to crawl when I quake. I want their heart to race when I roar. I want their blood to burn when I seethe.
Blues guitarist Gary Moore did that to me today with his guitar solo in the song “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know.” I am still panting. Wait through the vocals for the guitar solo. It’s worth it.
Infuse your art with passion. Make it raw. It touches people.
Quote for 4-14-2012 Times Two
Sometimes good things come in small packages; two small packages. Here are two short quotes with profound reminders for writers.
The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King
A Life without passion is a living death.
Do what you love?
Do what you love?. Great advice for those Working Joes, whatever their age.