Today is my second wedding anniversary, so I thought I’d take a few sentences (seven exactly) to talk about marriage and creativity.
Occasionally in social settings my wife has been asked… “so what’s it like to be married to an artist?”
This question is usually asked with a fair amount of subtext, the hidden insinuation within the question is… “do you mind being poor?”
The assumption being made is that choosing artistry is a choice of voluntary poverty, which really makes no sense at all, since many of the wealthiest people on the earth are artists.
In fact to settle at any stage for a life of poverty, would be a very strange thing indeed.
The secret to being married to an artist, is to simply embrace all of who they are, to not stifle the rich wealth of emotion and expression that longs to flow out of them.
The joy of being married to an artist is that most artists know how to express our feelings, we are not locked up or contained by social boundaries and rules that would force a spouse to commit to a life of role playing.
2012 Copyright Seven Sentences – Married to An Artist
Do you often think that you have to make it on your own? Do you question whether you are talented enough?
This individual self-absorbed focus on our own lives is the major sickness hitting the western world right now. The bad news is that it’s not likely to stop any time soon BECAUSE so many people are making money out of this earnest, individual craving to be more.
Life coaches, financial advisers, self-help gurus, educational facilities, governments and some organized religions advertise their wares by offering to satisfy this insatiable human desire.
The desire to become somebody; to build your living monument to yourself.
What has happened to our sense of team and community, we are on a journey together, you can’t make it on your own.
2012 Copyright Seven Sentences – Sunday Lunch Blog