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Wednesday Dec 24, 2008

Stranger on the Shore

Holidays often bring about feelings of introspection, which can be a turning point for those willing to risk the unknown.

It is a difficult and demanding thing to find out who you are—your unique voice—in a vast sea of social conditioning where the dominant culture, to stay afloat and in charge, demands more cogs than unique parts, which have no apparent use in powering or steering the machinery, the ship of state.

Our distinctness as artists is our contribution to the collective magic that is life on Earth.

If you aren’t aware of your own self and the responsibility you have for making life work, you risk getting soul wrecked—and, in the end, washing up on the shore of despair alongside the flotsam and jetsam of the disingenuous—those artists who were called but chose not to risk, not to go.