Nurturing the creative spirit is an ongoing life long process. It has its own ups and downs. Regardless of how well we try to avoid the not so pleasant moments, they will present their ugly selves as necessary, and as destiny demands. Gloom, for example, has a unique effect on each of us, just on different levels accordingly. Gloom can easily affect ones creativity with little to offer or inspire while draining the ability to visualize, and leaving behind what is better known as "artist block". An artist has the responsibility to avoid unnecessary disruptions when possible. This doesn't mean to avoid issues that need resolving. We have responsibility there as well.
I have meant many people, especially artists that are greatly affected by others negativity and the environment in which they are exposed. Some things we just can't change, but we must be responsible and protect our well being and creative spirits when at all possible.
Please don't give up when it's most difficult to see better days. This will pass once you have accepted the truth. You are creative! You are remarkable and unique! You are resilient!
Poem by C. Jernigan
Caroline Jernigan "C. J."
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