In its inviolable wholeness, life lives us, it composes us. This is something far different than the old cliche "Turn your life into a work of art"; we are works of art --but we are not the artist. - Lou Andreas-Salome
Nepo expands on this quote: What feels unbearable is how life carves us into a work of art that is never finished. When in difficult experiences, we fear they will never end. When in wonderful experiences, we fear they will end. But there is no arrival, only inhabiting the journey,..
If this moment were a science fiction multiverse time-bending movie, the camera would pull away to reveal the artist painting the painting while life carves the artist. Now maybe that's a lot to contemplate on a Tuesday, but I think that just means more coffee is required