Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Air Light Space Time: Guilty

I saw a comic today that really resonated with what has really been holding me back. Well, really it's the poem, but the comic illustrates it well. I am a visual person, after all.

Air and Light and Space and Time by Charles Bukowski:
“–you know, I’ve either had a family, a job,
something has always been in the
but now
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
the light.
for the first time in my life I’m going to have
a place and the time to
no baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown
you’re going to create blind
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.
baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses
© Charles Bukowski, Black Sparrow Press

I have a flaw...you ready. I am a procrastinating perfectionist.

If the situation isn't just right...
If I don't have just the right tools...
If I'm not in the right mood...
If I'm not backed up against the wall...
If I am feeling less-than...

I just don't do it! We are talking art, life...anything.

This changes TODAY!


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