Sometimes in this Creative Life, you get tired. I don't know. Maybe the world is too overwhelming. Maybe you just choose to follow trails of thought that lead you to darkness, to places you forgot existed. Or maybe it just comes down to revealing something in yourself that you need to heal from. I've searched for so many books, listened or watched interviews of people I admire, talked and discussed with friends what makes us go down those paths. I don't think it's unique to the creative life, and I think we all have an inner child crying inside. We all carry some shame, we all aren't always there. That would be exhausting. I'm exhausted...
Why am I sharing this with you? Well, the world we live in now, with social media and the internet... Everything is just too pretty. Too fake. And I think we all are tired in some way or another. I want to see something different. I want to see everything. I want to experience it. After all, things get destroyed but then comes creation. So maybe putting this down on the blog, someone will read this and see that I am not perfect. You are not perfect. None of us are. It's not what it seems like. Maybe there's more to us than just our instagram profiles. I hope you show it all. Because you are beautiful in how wholesome you are. I want to see your scars. I want to see your smiles. Let's fuck it up.
First and foremost, I'd like to apologize for the terrifying picture of this character. This is Teddy Perkins. He is a character from the second season of the FX TV Show, Atlanta. The Show that was created by Actor/Writer/Comedian/Rapper, Donald Glover.
I've been completely moved and inspired by this second season of Atlanta. I am just captivated by the cinematography and writing for a show that really points you in so many directions. The characters are so compelling and they grow so much from one second to the next.
I don't want to give you too much, because truly you have to experience the show on your own. Open your mind and be prepared to jump from realism to surrealism. If we're friends outside of the interwebs, I'd love to chat about this show. There's so much to uncover. And/Or if you're someone who's reading this and you admire my opinion, hope you enjoy this show. I love art like this.