I want to do thousands of things!
Maybe you have this problem too?
Last night, I was looking for something I’d drawn a while back (see picture above), and I came across unfinished stories, unfinished art, and unused bits and pieces for unfinished projects. So, so many.
It’s amazing how many emotions a person can experience at the same time, or at least very close together. I had annoyance with myself for not only not using some of these things, but forgetting I even had them. I felt inspired to use most of these things. Ideas! Ideas! I had frustration with my schedule because, you know, I have to work and interact with other people in the house. (Crazy!) And I experienced touches of guilt and despair. Have you seen the headlines? Why am I worried about art and stories when the headlines are enough to make anyone want to crawl under the covers. Or rush out into the streets. I don’t know which, but working on a story about a young woman traveling through space or spending the afternoon drawing pretty things seems kind of ineffectual.
Of course, even if I make all the things, where will those things go?
But making things helps keep me sane in these troubled times. Maybe the world would be a better place if people spent more time with art. Yeah, that’s simplistic, I know.
So, I guess as the world burns, I’ll be sitting here making things. For what’s it’s worth.
Thanks for reading!