It’s like pulling teeth and putting them on metal plates, no more spoken moments, All that’s left is hidden space.
Lies, truth, and everything in between. You are the light, you are the vision, you are the symphony of this city.
Like being pulled apart by horses while sitting on spinning plates, no remorse from the torture, just hidden energy in the space.
It’s like broken bones laying in the catacombs
When they’ve served their purpose
The spirit loosens stitches sewn
You are Lies, you are truth, you are everything in between.
You are the light, you are the vision, you are the symphony of this city.
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No crack is ever too small.
Once a crack forms, there is always enough light to emerge out of the void.
Leonard Cohen sang it once, along those lines.
Unicorns. Say you find a unicorn.
It’s right there, right in front of your eyes but you deny what you see. You break off the horn because of your disbelief. It’s not until you poke splinters into it that you realize it is bleeding silver. And your thoughts on what you are actually doing caves in on you. That this unicorn has been through this before. The horn has cracks from the past worn into it. You see the remainder from the scars that are now imprints on the body. Other people that have come across the unicorn from its past didn’t believe in its existence. They tried the same thing you did only to leave a mark. But you, you think in unique and healing ways. You want to nurse this unicorn back into a health that it never imagined. You finally see the crack in the light. Isn’t it a beautiful thing to know that unicorns regrow snapped horns and regenerate at a faster rate than humans? The unicorn will probably have some shards and scars, but it always loves unconditionally. This is possibly the reason why unicorns exist and why they were created - To help humans believe that their imagination is real, and to help humans believe that there is an unimaginably powerful internal unicorn humming inside their own thoughts. You may not be able to see a unicorn when you first glance in the mirror, but gaze in the eyes and you’ll find your wholeness. A single crack of imagination can flood the essence of the most beautiful light into the mind.
“Embrace the idea of releasing your work yourself, without a film distributor or record label or book publisher or other middleman involved. Don’t listen to people who try to convince you that you need them in order to get your work out there. You don’t.
The Internet is such an incredible gift to creative artists, one that allows us to reach the people who want our work directly. But I’m amazed at how quickly some people want to give that gift back and let someone else control how their art reaches the audience, and how they’re compensated for that art.
Build a direct relationship with the people who want to see your work, and run your own small company to produce and distribute it. I know, to some of you that doesn’t sound like a good thing. But it is. You might be thinking, I don’t want to be a businessperson. I’m an artist; I just want to focus on the creative stuff. Well, if you want to keep creating, you need to know where the funds are coming from. I know it sounds like a lot of work and responsibility dealing with the business issues yourself, but you’ll be much more knowledgeable about your industry if you learn how it works through doing it.
Yes, it would be convenient to hand off these responsibilities to someone else. But if your goal as an artist is to be self-sustaining - that is, to be able to work on whatever projects you want to without anyone else’s approval, and be able to make a living from that work - then I don’t really see any alternative. A catalog of work that you create over your career, and that you retain full rights to, is a long-term asset that will continue to benefit you in ways you can’t even imagine right now.”
-Filmmaker Gary Hustwit in Tell Me Something: Advice from Documentary Filmmakers
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Internal opinion::On the basis of spilling out vulnerable truths through a factionalized character online::
The reader knows someone took the time to post what the reader views.
What may appear or presumed factual to the person writing might in turn be fictional to the person reading.
Assumptions make room for the unanswered drama within and opens the faith in self discovery. There is always room to openly express oneself.
There are often times where I wonder how true the characters are behind the pictures viewed. Are they trying to portray the essence of their life but still keep it a mystery? For example: Imagine stumbling upon a tumblr of a person that you have known at a point in your life but hides behind the pictures of their publicly displayed journal. It’s like stumbling upon a personal poem that gives hints to only secrets you would know but the names are crossed off to hide the true identity. And if you think you don’t know the person of the picture you’re viewing, it brings you wonder if someone is living a similar repeated story of the person you knew. Pictures are unforgettable, words are imprints of pictures. Pictures really can give a thousand words but they always tell one universal story. Sometimes it’s a story filled with the melodrama, tear-jerking, heart wrenching tragedy that is life as most portray it. Most choose to hide behind pictures because pictures are the only thing that leaves behind captured human emotion. But these are already ideas that are already a figment of the universe’s imagination. The time will come and go soon enough. The pictures already look like dust. The pictures already look like atoms. The pictures already feel like air.
I am floating in a space that only my breath understands.
Within that space is the infinite well of love.