Searching Monet, Wadsworth, and De Mille for the elusive state of 'Being Contentedly Incomplete'

… and I tell myself that whoever says he has finished a painting is terribly arrogant. Finished means complete, perfect, and I am working hard without moving ahead, searching, feeling my way without achieving much… - Claude Monet

Let us, then, be up and doing
with a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
learn to labor and to wait.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. - Agnes De Mille

These quotes are from my notebook, which I have gathered from random sources, but I am unable to provide direct citations.

This list could go on forever, for sure. Paul (formerly Saul) of Biblical times is a great provider of truths such as these. His belief is to have contentment through Faith in all seasons… amidst all hardships.

A few thoughts… just some things on my mind…

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