“I’ve been doing this for 24Yrs. know,and i still have the approach of an amateur. I don’t do this to please anyone. (my Italics) I do it because I am passionate about it, This is what i love to do.”
The above quote is from a photographer who has been blessed with being able to eek out a sustainable existence in the creative craft of his choice.
This writing is not about sustaining oneself as a creator,but to center on his ideology. In his words can you really feel as he does? can you really relate?
Someday i will expound on the ( what i perceive) notion of ‘professional’ and
‘passionate’,two words that when applied mean the same thing.
The last line in what the photographer states…..”this is what i love to do”
The arts. Where do you fit in? What is your passion? Where is your attention given? Should your energy be given whole souled to the field of choice?
You have been blessed with a gift. What do you think is a key factor to a person NOT wanting their gift,thus not using it to the self fulfilling purpose it was given to you in the first place?
WE are our own worst enemy,as the saying goes.
The soul ALWAYS knows what to do to heal itself.the challenge is to silence the mind.
Don’t take the special gift you have for granted. If you do two things will happened…
one; use or loose it,as the saying goes. you will loose the ability.
two; there will come a time when you will forget you even had the gift.
the saddest words whether written or spoken are these…it could’ve been.
The photographer,dancer musician,the artist.How sad the world would be,if the music and the visual entertainment( all that WE on this pale blue dot enjoy) would not have come into existence if those creators kept silent.
think about that for a moment.
But they did not!!
AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
take that gift and run with it!!!!
take care of it and cherish it.
your muse will love you for it. 😉