12/20/2005: "The down side of a full heart"
I saw "The Family Stone" with my dad the other day. A woman who gives grants to artists tells a story of a man on a little Island in Alaska who can't sleep at night because there's a hole in his heart; the only way he can fill it is by carving a totem pole. It's a beautiful story and acurate I think, in describing the near physical pain an artist feels when they *need* to create something.
For some reason I can't seem to create anything here. I have nearly all of my materials but something is different; I think maybe it's because the hole in my heart is missing.