251. March 8th…..Big stuffed animals instead of little gold people….the new Academy Awards….Award….

“Rolling Rock” 2010

“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” – Federico Fellini

we watched the Academy awards last night…the one thing I noticed…from every award winner without exception…was how gracious they were about receiving the award…they each said a few words after accepting the award…and all of them never said a single thing about themselves…they attributed their success to everybody but themself…thanked everyone that got them there….the teams they were involved with….many of them thanked their spouse for the encouragment…the support and the belief in them….and again never once said anything about what they did to get there….the humility and graciousness was very evident….

I started thinking about personal academy awards…what is it we individually strive for…on a daily basis that we may be recognized some day for the effort…what is it each of us does that we do everyday without thinking…that thing that is deep in our core that with out it…we would not be us…the spring in us that winds us up…to continue a practice even when there is nothing at the end of it other than sense of satisfaction…and maybe that is the award….maybe knowing that the stuff we produce….what ever it may be…is the gold trophy…not necessarily the finished prioduct…but all of the steps it takes to get to something out there…that we concieve….we birth…nurture….develop and release into the vast….and in each piece is some part of our story…something that says…”hey look…this is me“….and we have given it a set of wings that will take it someplace we may know nothing about…where others can add their part to the story….and in essence we then become immortal…..a legend with a fable…..

we all need a support system…to be part of a team…we bring a certain level of brilliance as does every person in it….when high levels of brilliance are brought together…the possibilities are endless….alignments are important…who we align with  dictates the end result….a great team of people have great possibilities for great results….

I think of those people in my life that support me….believe in me…with no condition or demand…they know that what I do is what makes me the person I am…their belief in me is worth more than anything I know of….it gives me freedom…..there are people I believe in and support completely…I don’t care what they do or how they do it…just as long as they keep doing it….they have shown through their passion and committment that they are in the game…that is more than enough to believe in something….

again the small pebbles make the large stone possible…..

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3 thoughts on “251. March 8th…..Big stuffed animals instead of little gold people….the new Academy Awards….Award….

  1. The idea of awards and rewards–pretty arbitrary. More than half the time the winners have an illegal edge in some way, whether it’s for an Academy Award, or in line for the McDonald’s Monopoly Game of a decade past (Google that one).

    In Chinese painting, masters teach students that each painting should be one step farther along than the last. We keep on the path, moving forward. If we get accolades here and there, we take it in stride and don’t let it blow our perception of ourselves or our work out of proportion.

    As artists, we must believe in ourselves and stick to the path. No matter what. And, without expectation of reward.

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