I kinda of knew what I wanted to write about, but wasn't really sure that I had enough inspiration to be able to write it. Then that song, that one up there in the YouTube link, came on. Consider me successfully bopped & inspired.
Quite often as a human being, I run into criticism from other humans. (I am regularly criticized by my Feline Overlord, but that is deserved because I do not worship him the way that I should.) It is not always nice, but for the most part I can deal. It is when my passion, my purpose, my soul's mission is criticized that I run into problems.
I know that like me most creatives, be they artists, musicians, crafters, are extremely sensitive when it comes to their work. This is because the things that we do, the art, music, etc are pieces of our souls that we are putting out there for the world to see. We are tearing ourselves into little raw pieces & giving them to you for the sole purpose of sharing who we are. Not everyone gets this.
Not everyone can understand what it means to make this thing that exposes your feelings, thoughts, desires. Not everyone can understand how very vulnerable this makes you. (We shouldn't expect them to.) We are different by design & this is what makes our universe so wondrous.
Of course we as creatives cannot always understand how those people cannot understand us. They are different from us by the same design that we embrace & celebrate. It is part of what drives us to do what we do.
For the most part we all coexist in relative peace. Oh sure there are wars & land disputes, murders & other violent crimes, but overall I think we tend to get along. But there will always be those people out there, who are not happy with anything, most especially the people who are not like them.
This is when those people turn from fellow humans, to haters.
None of us have room for haters in our lives. No one should ever be made to feel less than the amazing example of a miracle than they are, no matter how different they may seem.
I strongly believe that for every single "freak" or "weirdo" (yes, I am including The Great Gonzo in this post) or whatever out there, there is another person out there who may not be exactly the same, but is just the right compliment to their differences. For every one person out there, there is another (even including the haters) person that was meant to accompany them, somehow, through life.
So rereading that last paragraph, I guess I just kinda compared us all to pieces of a patchwork quit. You know what? I'm okay with that. I like patchwork quilts.
Anyway, I think the point that I'm trying to make is that if we, all of us, could just try to practice a little more patience, a little more love & sooooo much less hate, we'd have a better chance of finding our quilt buddies.
I know that there are people out there who are thinking that this notion is corny, naive, ridiculous & impossible. To these people I say "hush". The things we know now, were once corny, naive, ridiculous & impossible, but all it took was one person to change that.
Just one person who had the courage to ignore the haters & skeptics. One person to say...You know what? This is who I am & I have no room in my life for your hate & disapproval. I will do this, no matter the consequences.
I wish we could all do that. I think if we could, then eventually there would be no more room in this world for the haters. I truly wish that those people could be shown, taught that just because we are different, we are nothing less than spectacular, even in our darkest moments.
Well my loves, I think I've probably taken up your entire yard time & library allotments. So I'll leave you with one last gift.