Talent is a sacrament, and one doled out by a miserly God, who understands that its worth is sustained by its rarity, and its value increases when the ecstasy it releases upon exposure is felt by those who understand and appreciate it — those who can recognize it.
Talent is not to be confused with genius. As rare as talent is — and it is — it is given to far more people. You find genius as often as you find a unicorn or a kind act offered without the expectation of a return.
Meryl Streep, I believe, has talent and she has genius.
She offers her genius in large bolts, and extends them across whatever she does, and the reward to her seems to be the offering, the giving.
Tennessee Williams (x)
Meryl Streep | Brigitte Lacombe (2009)
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