Now I am old and wise and can see the benefit of commitment. The joy and strength that comes with staying.
I am now making a new commitment, one entirely to myself - to follow my own fancies, to make stuff, to make stuff with other people who are super-fantastic friends and makers. I was going to say its a commitment to 'craft' but I am not sure that is true. It is all about following my own creative whims and fancies to see where they lead me.
A friend of mine asked me via Skype the other day (how contemporary!) - "Art is amazing isn't it? Why do we even bother with the other crap?"
"An excellent question", I thought.