Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Believe in yourself

There are going to be days when people try, and do, make you feel small. Being full of ideas and creativity is alien to many people, who see constant activity and try-outs as frivolous, pointless, foolish.
In the words of Pearl Buck: 

"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: 
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. 

To him... 
a touch is a blow, 
a sound is a noise, 
a misfortune is a tragedy, 
a joy is an ecstasy, 
a friend is a lover, 
a lover is a god, 
and failure is death. 
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - - - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating." 

Love yourself today and shake loose from the critic's grasp.