“…those who are the world’s working artists are not trying to help the world go around, but forward. Which is something altogether from the ordinary…Its labor requires a different outlook – a different set of priorities…It is a third self, occasional in some of us, tyrant in others. This self is out of love with the ordinary; it is out of love with time. It has a hunger for eternity.
From poet Mary Oliver’s book of essays, Upstream. Photo via Penguin Random House’s page.