Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

Nolite te bastardes carburundorum!

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Futility?

I had a lovely compliment form a fellow blogger, on Friday. She told me she thought me a "...kick-ass writer".

That's a fine thing, especially when the person in question is themselves a kick-ass writer.

A small voice in my head, the one that's always waiting in the wings, said "So what?"

That led to a run of thoughts, pouring through me like so much polluted water.
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I am a writer
Whose words go unread.

I am a singer
Whose music is unheard.

I am a photographer
Whose pictures go unseen.

I am an artist
Without an audience.

So what's the fucking point?
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And that's just it...I keep wondering why the hell I bother. There are insanely talented people in the world who struggle to earn their crust...and there are vacuous twits who blink and giggle, no talent hacks who make millions, are famous and well known simply for existing. I'm not insanely talented (just insane), but I'm no hack, either. So why the struggle...and is it worth it, really? I don't know about you, but I don't like feeling as though I have to beg , to chase after people to get them to see or hear. Maybe I should quite doing what suits me, take some classes, learn what the commercial world tells me to. Maybe I should stop doing what pleases me and just do what everyone else does or wants. Maybe there's a reason I'm not being noticed...and maybe I should take the hint and give it up.

So...what do you do when you hit this great big wall?

3 comments:

Luci said...

Please, please, please don't stop writing! I WANT to hear about your life and everything you're doing. I LIKE laughing when you share something funny. I even pass on the kernels of wisdom you share with us.

Do us and yourself a favor and tell the commercial world to go frell themselves. You're fine just the way you are honey!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Find a medium ground...

I think that's what the Uncle would do-- nae, DOES so talentedly.

Your WORDS, Kyddo... I echo Luci; in fact, I stand armed and REFUSE to let your writing cease.

So there!!!

Kyddryn said...

Y'all are sweet.