Making Money vs. Making Poems

"Artists have to please whim to live on their art. They stand in fearful danger of looking to this taste to define their working decisions. Sometime during the course of their development, they have to forge a character subtle enough to nourish and protect and foster the growth of the part of themselves that makes art, and at the same time [be] practical enough to deal with the world pragmatically." Anne Truitt, Daybook

trying to be thankful for a job that allows me to do the art for its own sake