Actually, this is post 182. This means that I have successfully made it half way through my post a day for a year challenge!!! I just wanted to take the time to thank those of you who have been with me on the journey for your support, ideas and comments.
I started this in order to invoke a greater creative writing discipline and after about a month wondered what the hell I was thinking. I’ve almost quit about 5 times to date. All 5 times have been when I was in a terrible head space and couldn’t see how I could possibly write about anything worthy. I am very grateful that I didn’t allow my mood to dictate my capabilities. We need those shitty days for perspective. This has taught me to keep going in the face of disheartening circumstance.
I will continue the journey to 365 posts and then I will decide what I want to do from there. For the next 182.5, I will have to make a choice every day between the profound and the profane. Admittedly, the profane is easier because it requires nothing more than thinking up stupid shit and delivering it in a way that (hopefully) makes people chuckle. Profound thoughts happen when I clear my mind to give them enough space to enter and then I have to put it into words. No menial task.
I called the site Love, Art & Fear because of what I witness everyday. People creating. We have these two fundamental contrasting emotions; Love & Fear. It is light & shadow. We create from either of these. Sometimes a mix of both is present.
We humans, as experiential artists are extensions of creation and have the choice to use whichever source we see fit to draw from in the unfolding journey called “our life”. I do my best to choose love but some days I buy into the bullshit. Thank God for grace.
Thanks again everyone:)