Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Artist's Burden


When is it that we really start to mess up? There is this thing with creative people. They have this very high taste for beauty, and that ends up ruining them sometimes. If you're creative, you got to have courage. You got to go out and explore. You got to search for that experience of beauty that you aspire for in your life. And you need to be practical. You can not expect the people around you to give you that experience. You got to find that on your own - by stepping out, by keeping awake, by obliterating your soul of all the inertia that holds you back. We are born with this itch in our heels. We got to live this way. Because there is no other way. 
When you feel dissatisfied, lonely, lost, confused, it is this itch, waiting to be satisfied. The process of growing up seasons all that is ordinary in us and blinds our senses to our own needs. Do not let this happen to you. Do not forget to express your needs to yourself. Do not chain your soul. You're born with the burden of a thousand worlds waiting to be explored.

4 comments:

Anne said...

Okay...that's exactly what I feel, but could never put down. My favorite line here is "You got to find that on your own - by stepping out, by keeping awake, by obliterating your soul of all the inertia that holds you back."
That inertia! Enemy number 1 in my book. Absolutely spot about not expecting everyone else to fill in the thirst for beauty. It's really not anyone else's job. Good insight!

Divenita said...

Superb! :) Thanks a lot for this. Echo every word to that itch!

Tulika Verma said...

Anne, I've missed you! I know I haven't been active lately, and I am sorry about that. It's amazing to know that there are people(like you) who still continue to read me even when I have been so aloof about reading their work or even replying to the comments. I want to thank you whole-heartedly for that!
Love!

Tulika Verma said...

Nivi, :D Thank YOU for reading and relating! :D