"What is it about creative people that tends to destroy them at time(s)? Do they think too deeply? Do they expect too much from themselves? I have long considered this and never really came to a conclusion."
I personally know of a lot of 'creative'-type people (artists, writers, musos etc) who all seem to struggle with how to interpret their own feelings of perceived personal inadequacy and how to reflect that (or not) in their artistic expression.
It's a on-going tussle between the "should" and the "ought" in the life and soul of a being with such a bent/talent/gift.
researching the Aussie "Johnston/Clift" family of writers, and how they coped (or failed to?) with their own creative journeys together. That's one of my main reasons for wanting to visit Hydra in Greece, simply because a lot of their undoing took place there - yet it was the seed for a lot of their greatest creative work. Just part of that "Ying-and-Yang" unexplainable thing again...
That's no answer, just a reflection.
big brother rang this evening... it's soul-refreshing to hear that's he's proud of me, despite my own feelings of overwhelming inadequacy somedays....
Poor Eddie... he's deeply distressed about a last-minute phone-call this evening which sees him working in Sydney for the next four days. Like myself, he despises Sydney... the thought of having to spend four days there, away from home, his family and the band, is deeply upsetting for him. I really feel for the guy.
There's been an interesting negative response from an overwhelming amount of Facebook users after their recent so-called "improvements". Seems like it's not just me - thank goodness for that!
Postscript: Wow! a post I'm actually rather happy with. Whew.
Peas be with ewe
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