Is it too late for your dreams?

Steven Barnes
4 min readAug 29, 2023

I remember thirty years ago talking to Leo and Diane Dillon, the wonderful husband-wife art team, friends of Harlan. I had lunch with them in Greenwich Village many years ago. I thought I wanted to talk to them about my first wife’s artistic ambitions. I was wrong. In the presence of these wonderful artists, I realized I felt like a fraud. That I had made choices, based on survival, that were not true expressions of my being. They were about survival.

And as I spoke to them, I started weeping. And then sobbing. I felt that I’d wandered off the true path. “Hollywood is like a…

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Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.