Be more than ready.
Be present in your discipline.
Remember your gift.
Be grateful for your gift and treat it like a gift.
Cherish it, take care of it, and pass it on.
Use your time to bathe yourself in that gift.
Move your hand across the canvas. Go to museums.
Make this into an obsession…
What you are will show, ultimately.
Start now, every day,
in your actions,
your regular actions,
what you would like to become in the
bigger scheme of things.
~ Anna Deavere Smith