“A gift that cannot move loses its gift properties.”
—Lewis Hyde, The Gift
I have a truly gifted musician friend who is burned out and contemplating doing something completely different for a few years. I told him to go see Amazing Grace. It’s a movie that made me think about our gifts and how we use them and what responsibility we have to share those gifts with the world. (Honestly, for all the brilliance of the Hilda af Klint show, I felt closer to The Spirit in the theater than I did in The Guggenheim.) The making of the movie is also a story about how it often takes a third party to bring our great gifts to the larger world.