As a way of life
Creating art keeps me from suffering an internal death. If I was to stop creating that would mean spiritual suicide. So when I say die, as in “Art or die,” it’s a metaphorical death. When I don’t write, I get all groggy and lack interest in being alive alive. My brain starts to fall into a sort of sleep state. This is why I make sure I write everyday.
I feel like I can handle when things go wrong much better when I write daily. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe it’s because I’m more conscious of myself. I do know, writing everyday makes my life better. Makes me better and more aware of the choices I’m making throughout the day.
Writing has a dark side. When writing is your art, it requires your soul to be laid bare. You face all the dark corners. All the toxic memories. You face all the voices that brought you down your entire life. Even still, with all that, I’d rather create art then die inside.