open veins

Work is getting up early and going home late.

Turning down dates and giving up weekends.

Writing and rewriting.

Reviewing and revising.

Rote and routine.

Staring down the doubt of the blank page.

Beginning when we do not know where to start.

And not stopping when we cannot go on.

It is not fun, romantic, or, most of the time, even interesting.

If we want to create, we must, in the words of Paul Gallico, open our veins and bleed.

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Kevin Ashton, How to Fly a Horse

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.