We are all of us searching for something to light up the darkness we carry around inside of us.
For some people they find that light within another person, within family, within community or within the greater cause of a nation.
For others it is found within the works of others, the solace of a book or piece of music.
There are some who find the light only when they are creating something themselves.
Putting pen to paper, bleeding ink into skin, feeling the warmth of wood being shaped into something of beauty, there are a myriad of avenues Humans have gone down to expend this inner energy we find ourselves carrying within to bring forth something new into the world.
Every single one of these ways of finding the light is of value, and we must not allow anyone or anything to take away the thing which helps us illuminate the darkness.
So fight with all your heart and spirit to keep them alive. They are what will guide us forward into the future.
Stories shape us.
Since the first Humans began to communicate we have been sharing our thoughts, emotions and daily adventures through a host of mediums; cave paintings, pottery and simple drawings in the dirt.
The stories we tell ourselves and others help us to understand the world, to expand our limited perceptions and reach out across the void and touch, however briefly, the life of another, real or imagined.
The most important thing all of us can do is continue to share these stories for they are the bedrock of community.
Whether you are a writer, musician or painter never stop sharing because now more than ever, Humanity needs your stories.
It is so much easier to destroy something.
Such a simple process in most cases, just pick it up, shake it around, then smash it.
Creation, on the other hand, is a much more difficult endeavor to undertake.
Even the smallest of things become complex when creativity and logic attempt to intertwine to form something shiny and new.
This is why so many people opt out of the creation process, they hop off the boat at an early age because it’s just so easy to wreck things then build them up.
I hope in my ramblings and failed attempts to create others are inspired to create as well.
If even just one other person chooses creation over destruction I will be content knowing I left the world a better place.