From an email I received. Change a few words and the note could be about playing guitar…
Some thoughts: third week into writing with a brush and ink… so hard! The tip of the brush must always be pointed and not loaded up too heavily with ink. Posture has to be perfect. Holding the paper down correctly takes effort. Remembering to breathe. Each stroke/style has to be carefully controlled and at the same time there needs to be enough freedom to make the movement fluid.
What a beginner I am! Each time I try, I have to make friends again with the brush, paper and ink. Patience.
How beautifully said! At first I attacked my guitar, tried to make it submit… but years later I woke up one day and she was a friend and I could submit to her.