Zinsser and the hill

Zinsser and the hill

William Zinsser on finding enjoyment in making things:

You should paint like a man coming over the top of the hill singing. —Robert Henri

That’s a quote he took down in a commencement address given by David McCullough in a small Connecticut town. He continues:

Amen. That’s also how you should write, sing, dance, draw, sculpt, act, play an instrument, take a photograph, design a building, live a life.

That’s also how you should design, cook, map, teach, drive cars, present things you make, consider, run, study, walk dogs, invent, eat, get lost, travel, chart, think. At least.