Life is busy right at the moment. I’ll get back on track next week. In the meantime, I read an article* in the Wall Street Journal about Julianne Moore called “Julianne Moore is fighting for safer kids.” The article is by Jason Gay, and was posted Nov. 6, 2019 8:34 am ET
“I ask Moore about winning her Oscar, and what it meant—if, after being nominated four times, including twice in 2003, for supporting actress in The Hours and best actress in Far From Heaven, it loomed, perhaps heavily, as a goal. “You can’t have it as a goal,” she says. “It can’t be. It’s a marker. I remember somebody asked Jodie Foster about winning an Oscar, and she said, ‘Oh, my God, it was such a relief.’ ” Moore smiles. “I laughed, because that is how it feels. You have to work for the work. You have to like the process and like doing it because you like doing it. And yet our culture has these competitions and these prizes…so on one hand, it feels like, Phew.”
I left in the surrounding text so you would understand the context, but I have highlighted the sentences that spoke to me.
Hope you are doing well!
*The link will probably bring you to a paywall. Logon to your public or university library and get access to the WSJ through them.
2 thoughts on “Creativity Quote”
I have been very disturbed about how everything has become a competition lately. Dance competitions, singing competitions, etc. it seems that there is no end to what can be made into a competition. I am not a fan of that mindset. I guess I’m just too laid back for that.
I agree. I think there is some value in competition, but I think it isn’t healthy when that is the ONLY part of a process that is valued. In the course of the competition mindset, we overdo it.
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