Monday, May 19, 2014

Of The Artist

True art is made of the artist, not by the artist. Art comes from FEELING something. Good or bad, it all comes from the ability to experience life more deeply than most people can.

No matter how you cut it, that means artistic people feel more pain than normal people. 

I have to include myself in that category. We're all broken, it's the cracks that let the light out.The more you feel, the greater the art, and the harder it is to live with. The closer you fly to the sun, the easier it is to get burned.

That's why the greatest artists have such tragic stories. Edgar Allen Poe outlived true love, Van Gogh never found it. Just for a start.

On the other hand, that means you can always turn your pain into something worth having. Life is painful, but if the scars can be beautiful, it's worth it.

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