Woody Guthrie's 1943 New Year's resolutions. I particularly like "wash teeth if any," "drink very scant if any," and "have company but don't waste time." Best of all is number 33—"wake up and fight."
What art is all about.
Look at #8—"write a song a day"—and #25—"play and sing good"—and #26—"dance better"—and #31—"love everybody." Look closely at that last doodle. I've been reading Seth Godin lately, and in Linchpin he wrote, "An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo." And, "Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another."
Seventy-four years later, #19 resonates more than ever as an act of faith in art, hope for change, and courage: "keep hoping machine running."
Thanks to Open Culture.