It Is Important


To have a vision
to sustain the effort
to see it all the way
through – –

Even when it seems
to leave you

This is a favorite old poem, and it has found many homes.  It was published first in Time Of Singing.

Today I also think about the importance of prayer and conversation with a good friend.  I am older now, and I have not been able to finish everything.  Or sometimes, a project rests for a time; then is renewed.

The poem encourages others, because, in my experience, creative work also goes through phases when we are simply being faithful to the work.   Perhaps the initial vision has faded somewhat.

Small steps are progress too.

Ellen Grace Olinger