SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE

There are fans and there are artists. Fans tend to offer support and, most of all, inspiration. The artist creates. Hopefully, someone’s watching or listening or understanding what they’re trying to say with their work. Their work is their life and vice versa.

Art or being creative is not a 9 to 5 job. It’s 24/7. It’s not an exacting science. It’s born out of thinking outside the box because there IS no box. It’s something that cannot be learned. It comes from within.

Where and when do ideas come from? It really doesn’t matter.

What matters is that they’re there. Just like every good song has NOT yet being written, every good idea has not been taken. But coming UP with new ideas, whether good or not, depends on circumstances and those you choose to have around you.

It’s very easy to get into a rut. Even easier to amble through life for financial security but void of any emotional attachment. That’s like a loveless marriage or where, as Rose Royce sang, love doesn’t live here anymore- but you believe it does.

It’s going with the flow. It’s being part of everything else and being in a pond of guppies instead of fighting to swim against the tide even if drowning. But with the right emotional support in your corner, anything and everything is possible.

These days, I hear a lot about anything and everything, but very little is allowed in because very little is meaningful to where I wish to go.

The worst places to go are backwards and dead ends because of going around in circles. Who needs this? Who needs time wasters trying to ride on your coattails? Or trying to inhale what you’re trying to exhale because it’s not working for you. It’s suffocating you. Leave. Don’t look back.

Life’s way too short for settling for okay. Okay is giving up. There’s no such thing as a “failed artist”. As long as one is always creating and knowing when it’s time to leave, it’s really true: as one door closes, a new one opens. Go through it without fear. Change the frequency.

Hans Ebert

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