a tale of two hearts

this expression is unique

 I can't say that I'm a big fan of Madonna but she had some really interesting stuff to say about creativity and the role we all play in that. In the days leading up to Ellen officially 'coming out' in 1997 Madonna sent Ellen these words of wisdom from late modern dance legend Martha Graham.


"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it."

So beautiful. 


The conversation Ellen and Madonna had either side of this quote was so interesting. Madonna talked about creative people never being satisfied with their work (oh boy can I relate!!) and that it's not our job to judge whether what we produce is good enough - it's our job to just produce it.

The 'material girl' makes a good point!