"The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray."--Vincent Van Gogh

That the Mediterranean changes color, take this as a gift.  It means that whatever seems so absolute right now, the way nobody will take your work and cherish you, will change.  There is room for you.

  • ADVICE. But take this as a warning as well.  If you are in good shape, don't stop working at what got you there.  That Mediterranean, you know, it changes color.
  • As a writer, finally, all you can do is write, and get better at it.  A plumber who plumbs and through the years gets better at it becomes a master plumber, and a plumber who gets sought out.  But does this plumber become a plumber to the stars?  Yes yes yes.  Maybe.  Someday.  But does the plumber become the star?  Who knows. 
"We work in the dark--we do what we can--we give what we have.  Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task.  The rest is the madness of art."--Henry James

Go mad well, and for life.