I learned a long time ago not to force myself to be creative. I mean I hear about artist and writers that sit themselves down every day to work on something. I don’t know, I can’t subscribe to that discipline. It’s not like anything I put down is really art. My compositions are more like a conversation than anything else. It’s stuff that just spills out my head and onto the screen. And besides, who am I to say if any of this is any good?
I write stuff, essays or poetry, that I think are pretty good. But once I publish it, I may get little to no response to it. Then there are things I throw together that I don’t really think that much of, that get liked, praised, and shared all over the place. It’s really weird. I guess that doesn’t make me much of a professional artist does it? But truth be told, I’m just a hack anyway. But I do enjoy hanging around “artsy” types. And every once in a while I may learn a little something from them.
So I hunt and peck at this tiny little keyboard, searching for meaning or at least something to make you laugh. And I don’t know, oftentimes it’s either right there in front of me or I have peck around a few hundred words to get it out. I’m pretty straightforward I’m not much on flashy words or symbolisms. I tend to get to the point. Hell, even my spell check / word anticipator have just about figured me out. As humans we are destined to create. It may not be some priceless piece of art, but it can be a delicious meal, or a sage piece of advice for a lost friend. Either way embrace your creativity, and although it may never sustain you, it can definitely enrich your days.
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FD Thornton, Jr
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