Face the Pain, Use the Pain

we artists have a great opportunity:
instead of running away from our pain
we can run with it
instead of drowning our sorrows in alcohol
we can channel our sorrows into our​ work
and instead of releasing our problems to a therapist
we can release our problems through our art
we can take the ugliness of the world and turn it into something beautiful

so while everyone around us is doing everything in their power to escape the pain
we are pouring our pain into a new creation,
using it as fuel.

it is a tremendous gift
we make lemonade from the lemons every damn day.

thus, we have no need to run away from anything in our lives
there is no waste
it is all useful to us

our work and life in tandem,
the pain and beauty as one.

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