The WAR Of ART
Just finished it.
Learned a lot about resistance.
It's goal is to kill all that is creative within me.
It's target is my soul, that unique gift we were each given.
It will be a war to the death.
Of this I am sure.
In the words of Steven Pressfield..
"Are you a born writer? were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.
Do it or don't do it.
It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself.
You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.
You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along it's path to God.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got."
Oh my, oh my ... I love his words.
They are salve to my spirit.
Will someone read these today and be changed?
Will I kill resistance one last time and dive deep into the dark waters of creativity?
Dark, deep, unknown and oh, exhilarating without doubt.
What about you?
Give us what you've got!