Written by Glo(w)
If I have learned anything in my years of living and loving, it is that creative people feel too much. Creatives embody the beauty of the world through their craft. And at the same time, when the proverbial shit hits that ever turning fan, creatives feel the deepest, mourn the longest, and prevail through the purest form of pain. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to be surrounded by individuals who understand their calling and continue to walk in their own truths.
This year, I’ve watched, wide-eyed, as friends and lovers continued to create: even though mental illnesses crept around corners and attempted to block their paths; even though death defied time and ended the lives of loved ones; even though adulthood aimed to crush every childlike hope and dream. This year, I watched as faith was placed in the twilight zone and given a never ending test. And I watched all of the creatives around me soar above any standardized scale of strength. I witnessed fear blossoming into freedom.
And that is why we create.
Thank you for feeling. Thank you for letting these feelings guide you. And thank you for using your ART to heal—yourself and others—BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE.