A person of ‘primarily’ ego once said, ‘people now become famous for living their life like an open wound.’ This is such a cruel and ignorant remark. There are folk all around the world that feel isolated some ‘literally’ incarceration. Celebrity nor fame has never been about talent but more ‘mixing with the right (or wrong) circles. However we choose to perceive that ugly network, we must agree that often our best artists do not seek the glory hole to the extent of wanting the ‘dated’ red carpet brigade on their side. A click of mostly out of touch people, with too much air and not enough emotional intelligence.
If we ‘society’ did not share our true ‘self’ with words, art, imagery etc with on and offline communities what would we have? It’s about taking part not the tacky trophies. The pleasure of expression. Whether that be a journal, view point or craft.
That’s what I love about the blogging community. It’s a place to find support, confidence and even new friendships. Life here is very short, we should never fear hiding our inhibitions, dreams, fears and goals. ‘We are one’ and I believe it’s a brave move to open our hearts and contribute our fears, thoughts, hopes and aspirations. During these uncertain times – it’s not about ‘faking’ the reality of how tough life can be with a conceited smugness and bravado.
I know the current state of animal abuse and acts of hatred in this world ‘at times’ affect me on deep levels. We can become reclusive and lack self confidence when we allow others to make us feel unworthy. The creatives are ‘mostly’ sensitive souls …
Be proud to feel the strength of your emotions. For this is your epicentre of truth.
I’d hate to think that any person with a will to connect is fearful to do so. OK we will attract those who’ve not a healthy interest – yet … more importantly our words can build bridges and even save lives.
One of the greatest acts of courage is to be ‘true’ to who we are. Walls and barriers are not going to stop the free spirit. We are one … We are Love.
Below is a video I made, where I walk the dogs (when in Leeds.) I’d love to share it. Perhaps you’ll not be with me in person, but always in my heart.
Tiffany Belle Harper.