Artists are frequently told to think outside the box, be creative or seek originality. These are not entirely incorrect but they neglect a key point- nothing is original.
What’s your plan B?
If you are the unlucky parent of a child with a spirit larger than life, here’s my two cents: stop crushing your child’s dreams.
Art is made by humans, telling stories about humans for other humans to savour its meanings and messages.
You are not doing the world any favors by sitting and telling its artists how they can and cannot create.
You wake up, look over at your nightstand, and stare into the amber colored plastic. Two pills left.
I’m tired of all the love songs and break up songs and pain and anxiety songs that kids these days lap up.
I was afraid. I was afraid of reading into my own thoughts. It felt to me as if writing about anything meant having to face what I was dealing with first.
Contrast is a beautiful thing. Living doesn’t consist of straight lines and perfect 90-degree angles. No, living has sharp corners, steep drops and dark tunnels. Pain and joy can mean you’re living. Not just existing.
It is us creators that hold power right now, power to make a difference.