Last night I got to see a (very) advance screening of The Seer, a documentary based on the work of writer Wendell Berry. It gave me a ton to think about, especially this quote:
This is an age of divorce. Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all back together again. What you do is the only thing that you can do: you take two things that ought to be together and you put them back together. Two things, not all things! That’s the way the work has to go. You make connections in your work… That’s what we do, we people who make things. If it’s a stool or a film or a poem or an essay or a novel or a musical composition, it’s all about that. Finding how it fits together and fitting it together.
It also gave me the chance to do one of the exercises in The Steal Like An Artist Journal — “Go to the movies. Draw in the dark.”