Patti Smith | Guardian interview

Patti Smith, one of the people I find most inspired, and able to create poignant work from careful heartfelt observation. She has been interviewed by The Guardian for their 'Saturday interview'. I was so excited when I saw the interview on The Guardian homepage, after reading I felt satisfied and full from a reassuring heart warming helping from a true artistic maverick. She is really something.

I read her book 'Just Kids' (which won a National Book Award) and found it powerful, more than a memoir, and more of a comment on the power of human connections. Reminding the reader how the relationships we form can not only transform and reconstruct our lives. But our connections can transform the world.

I was so exhilarated by the book I ended up buying it for one of my best friends and underlining & annotating all the parts I found powerful, and potentially life changing. Yes life changing. Because if someone can describe and confidently discuss something that you can taste, you can feel but can't quite 'pin down' yet. Then you've got life changing material on your hands.

After reading The Guardian's interview I read some of the comments added below by readers, which I found just as moving as the article. I even added my own (see below). Read Patti Smith's article here