I was told today by someone that they didn't understand my writings. I was gonna quit but, I refuse to. I may not make sense to a normal person but, I'm not normal. So, I decided to carry on. This is one of the few things that's helping to keep my fears at bay. Plus, if it's art it doesn't have to make sense to anyone but me. And maybe not even me.
Wallace Lee, former author of Rambo: Year One said, "artists CREATE things. This means that the reciever has the full right of… fully misunderstanding them. You don’t give a present to your son saying ‘I’m giving this to you provided that you think this and that about it’, isn’t it? An artist is responsible for what he / she creates, not for the way people is going to interpret them."
Stephen King stated: Write primarily for yourself. You should write because it brings you happiness and fulfillment. As King says, "I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
Writer Kurt Vonnegut provides a similar insight: "Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about," he says. "It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style." So, onto the next project...
Psalm 23 New Living Translation (NLT) A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Every day when I go out into the world, I imagine God looking like this as He walks beside me & watches over me. I adore knowing that God has a certain fierceness to Him when He is in a fit of righteous anger. It's that anger that I hope for as we all leave our homes to perform our "essentials" now. That is what I want following me to work & keeping me safe. He is capable with His glorious hand to wipe this virus out. Until then, all we can do, is rest in Him. The only way I can rest is through prayer & keeping my mind occupied. Stay safe out there!