I’m sure all of us at one time or another felt like we were chasing our tails. The more you try to make something happen the harder it becomes. Happiness and being at peace with yourself is one of those intangible feelings that falls in this category. This quote by Hawthorne speaks to not forcing the issue. I’m now a firm believer in this simple proverb. I think of it as doing the best we can to prepare for good things to happen. As an artist that means keep moving and exploring and sooner or later if you are approaching your work with a realistic perspective, then the path will appear. Whether you take it or not is your choice.