I used to say…

 

and believe, rather diplomatically, I thought that artists do not have more feelings imagethan people that are less artistically inclined (whatever that means), but now I don’t know. I am not 100% sure tonight under the hunter moon.

There is a power in the saying and expressing. An artist is a soul tricorder. I am so, so, so very moved, challenged, and encouraged by the openness and willingness of artists to be vulnerable with each other, me, and the world.  Tonight, at the very least, I feel them to be a greater kind of human. A human with the ability to fill your thirsty soul through their sighing and crying.

Rainer Maria Rilke Said:

The artist’s experience lies so unbelievably close to the sexual, to its pain and its pleasure, that the two phenomena are really just different forms of one and the same longing and bliss.

I know if I am not feeling that level of intensity when I am writing (with what I am writing) that I am just phoning it in. When I do work that I feel has some courage and life and fire in it, I feel the same level of vulnerability writing that I feel as when I am making love.