‘Cause I’m not like you, I’m not made for this world,
though I’ve been through what you’ve been through:
a long line at the gate
where a disgruntled man of three and eight
asks his phone 'please hold and wait',
entitledly turns towards me to state:
excuse me son, this place doesn’t fit me quite right
so, if you don’t mind, I’d prefer a new one, by tonight."
thanks. I’ll watch the new world unfurl -
Identical to the old one: swine and pearls,
without the pearls.
Why does emotional duress or hardship seem to correlate with inspiration for writers to write?
More and more I am seeing titles directly referencing suicide or pieces captioned with 'not in a good place' or 'not doing well' - not to say any of this is a bad thing in and of itself, just that it seems remarkably prevalent.
is it catharsis? an attempt to achieve a higher understanding of ourselves? a way to connect with others, the way all connections seem to establish themselves, through shared experiences?
I've heard that many artists purposefully put themselves in situations knowing that it will hurt them so that they can write about it - the tortured soul of an artist. Has anyone found this true in their life?
If I'm ever sad, I don't do much of anything aside from strum minor chords on a guitar, drink coffee, and wish my temporary residence allowed me to have a feline friend.
Still missing bees. buzz buddies 4eva.