We Are Unique

I finished a memoir and personal essay class from Sackett Street Workshops in NYC. I found them on the Wet Ink web site. Wet Ink is an online platform to teach writing.

For our last class our instructor, Anna Qu, gave us this quote from Martha Graham. I found it soothing and a call to action. For there is only one of me, just like there is only one of you.

“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. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”

One thought on “We Are Unique

  1. Thanks, Tom. A good reminder. I interpret it to mean keeping my heart open which is a channel for love and can be manifested as creativity, action, serenity, peace, calm, attending, sharing, supporting and kindness.

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