of apparent lassitude. He is not laying about "waiting for some inspiration."
He is in the travail of the dreamer entering into expression.
Now when you see the artist sitting thoughtfully before his blank canvas,
don't call him lazy. Realize what huge gulfs exist between a thing of
dreams and the exact science of mathematics.
Know that the dream is as necessary to the birth of any idea
as mathematics is to the exactness of its consummation.
An artist must neither be too dreamy, nor too mathematical.
He must dream and he must paint.
~John F. Carlson
[We depart for Spain tomorrow morning. Sean is attending an artist workshop, and I'm going to perfect my peripatetic skills with my little crumb in tow! Once we settle into Madrid, we promise to share our Spanish tales with you. Hasta pronto!]