How do you light a spark? How do you make something true? How does art happen?
The Spark is a monthly radio show hosted by Tift Merritt. I am a huge fan of Tift's music, which is how I discovered her radio show. She hosts radio chats with fellow artists, and she talks with them about what inspires them, how they live, and how they create their art. If you want to feel uplifted and inspired, give these sessions a listen. I started with the musicians, but I've also listened to her conversations with authors and poets and artists. After each one (which is the perfect length to fill my commute, by the way), the result has been pure joy and inspiration. Listening to people who live their lives with purpose and creativity is wonderful. I may never have the talent to create art like these amazing people, but I can certainly appreciate them in addition to their art, and I can learn from them by understanding the way they approach life. I am so grateful to everyone who creates art and fills our world with beauty and understanding.