Thursday, February 26, 2009

Martha Said I Should

In my funk on Sunday, I was searching for a little inspiration. I'm sure you've all been there, you just need a little shot in the arm to get you going. I had watched Joel earlier that morning and, though Joel is always good for a quick pick-me-up, I was in need of something in more of a massive I.V. dose.

To make a long post short, I found the following quote from Martha Graham:
"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."
I thought this quote was apropos to bloggers since we often say to ourselves, "Should I or shouldn't I publish that?" You may be afraid people won't like it, get offended, or will think you are _____ (insert negative adjective here).

In life Martha was feisty, ornery, way out there, a big time trouble maker, a huge risk taker, but she was always searching for inspiration to keep her going. So here's your inspiration guys, publish whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want. It's your blog. If you cause a ruckus, good. That's what keeps you going. That's what keeps you young.

If you are ever in doubt, just tell yourself, "Martha said I should."


  1. i do that all the time. because i wonder if i'm going to come across as negative or something. but i try to keep it real! good post!

  2. This is a great post! Thanks:0)

  3. Whew! For a moment there, I thought you meant Martha Stewart!

    Thanks for channeling Ms. Graham's inspiring words. Everyone could use a dash of her courage.


  4. What an EXCELLENT post! And very philosophical. Right up my alley. I totally love this.

  5. Great quote. I really did need to hear that today. Thanks girl!


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