ART VS STARDOM
To be a yogi, or a famous yoga teacher?
Terri Gross interviewed singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell on Fresh Air last week.
I was half listening until I heard him talk about some advice fellow songwriter Guy Clark gave him back in 1972. Suddenly, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up:
"He said, 'Now, look, you can be a star or you can be an artist. You can be an artist and then become a star, but I don't think it works the other way around. But they're both okay. Pick one and get good at it,' " Crowell says. "Well, I knew he was an artist, so I said, 'I want to be an artist.'
And I want to be a yogi.
I fail often.
But I keep trying.