The Polish poet Adam Zagajewski once told a room full of young writers,
“Don’t just be writers. Be firefighters, policemen, teachers, doctors, chemists, electricians, but don’t just be writers."
"Being writers and only writers meant you would be stuck in the corral, communing only with the other ponies, when you should be exploring the world beyond the enclosure," explains Nell Boeschenstein in Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living -- compiled by Manjula Martin. An amazing book for anyone interested in making art.
Photo taken on arrival at Gondar Airport in northern Ethiopia. I'm always delighted by a yellow taxi outside of New York. ;)