"Creativity takes courage."--Matisse
I love this quote. I love the boldness of it, the absolute certainty of it. I am not a particularly brave person, but when I write something new, whether a blog, a story, or a book, I am being courageous. When an artist friend sculpts something new, he is being courageous. When a young mother works with a child to help him learn to read, she is being courageous.
For without courage, that creativity in each of these endeavors probably would not exist.
So, for today, I am grateful for those individuals who are creative and courageous.