The letter I read was one by Stephen Shore on page 35, explaining the importance of incorporating your passion into any art form that you do. It’s one thing to pursue art for financial support, but why bother doing something if you don’t enjoy it? This is why, while making profit from your art is definitely valid, it’s also very important to dedicate yourself to your passion because you genuinely want to. As he explained it, “developing your sense of self”. This really spoke to me, as your art identity really helps you find a part of who you are. Beyond the money and business aspects of doing art for a living, we have to remember our roots and never abandon the original reason we chose to become artists in the first place.