The easy route: no shame in vaguery

I forget again and again

not to share too much of my life

Since afterwards it hurts because

I feel cut by my own knife

Words feel better when they

just remain poetic;

without much explanationβ€”

then creation feels





12 thoughts on “The easy route: no shame in vaguery

  1. I relate to this so much. To be vulnerable is a double-edged sword, one end attacking the demons, the other inadvertently hurting ourselves (does that make sense?). πŸ₯ΊπŸ–€

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    1. That absolutely makes sense, dear Wardah… thank you so much… and I am so grateful to see you here. I was thinking of you lots when I looked for you and saw you’d gone offline… but I totally get it also… and sometimes (but not always) offline is when I’ve felt most fine. Hope it was like that for you, this time β€οΈŽπŸ™πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ”† and thanks again for your lovely comment. πŸ’—

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      1. You’re always welcome, Lia! Wow, that means a lot πŸ₯Ί I totally get it, offline is sometimes the best place to truly feel like and be ourselves. It’s freeing sometimes, especially when the Internet can be so confining… I hope you’re doing alright! πŸ’™

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  2. There is no shame in it. I think we all tie our lives into our art but also there is not always a chance to explain what you do or where are inspiration comes from. Sometimes we just have to assume what the artist was doing or thinking.

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    1. Thanks Benjamin. The title (added last) was meant to be a bit ambivalent and/or self-ironic, but I agree that art does not usually explain, give credit for inspiration, nor defend itself, especially at the moment of publication; nor does it always need to; though sometimes it can lead to better understanding and thus greater connection with the observer. I guess every circumstance is different and as artists we have to keep the greater purpose (hopefully a more, rather than less, selfless one) in mind, and assess whether and how we are serving that purpose when we publish/exhibit something. (Easier said than done, of course β€”Β certainly for me at least. :))


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