The Mercy Soup (The face of Jesus in my soup)
My favorite moment in 20,000 Days on Earth, the moment that gives me chills, is when Nick said "All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea, is better than to not act it all…because the worth of the idea, never becomes apparent until you do it. Sometimes this idea can be the smallest thing in the world. A little flame that you hunch over and cup with your hand and pray will not be extinguished by all the storm that hauls about it. If you can hold on to that flame, great things can be constructed around, that are massive and powerful and world changing. All held up by the tiniest of the ideas.” This quote struck a chord with me for many reasons. There have been many creative ideas that have never come to fruition because I have talked myself out of attempting it because of money, fear, lack of space, supplies, time etc. The quort also resonated with me because I have a close friend that is very sick and a mother and father that are very old. I find myself pondering my existence and what life is all about more frequently. I am an artist and this quote has inspired me creatively. I am producing more art than I ever have and it's this quote that runs through my head. I recently attended a reading for #thesickbagsong at #theflorencegouldhall in NYC last weekend and as the Q&A portion of the evening was winding down I raised my hand to ask Nick if I could present him with some art that I had made for him. All this art I created was as a result of being inspired by Nicks work. I created these pieces with the soundtrack of this quote running through my mind, I had to act on my idea and take a chance, at that moment. The movie may not have been completely real but for me, the message was real, the inspiration that I absorbed was real. Nick remembered my art from past tours and that acknowledgement, at that moment in time was meaningful and I thank him for that.