Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/words and art, are ageless

Good morning my fellow blog followers, and for first timers, please check out my other entries on my blog. Let me know what you think. or if you want to write something, go ahead, enjoy. Would love to read what you have to say.

Well my projects have begun.  I've started to work on a poem, yes it's been a while, but I wanted to go back to my roots, from the day I discovered that I wanted to write. And writing poetry was my first introduction to this world, and it took me on a journey. First to college where I  took classes, and was able to learn the craft of creative writing, and had a great professor, who believed what you write comes from your  heart, and feelings, therefore can not be graded, because after all how can you grade someone's feelings.

And from there, I had to audition for a performing poetry group, where they took their original poetry and performed at schools, fairs, churches, etc. And I was accepted, and became a performing poet.  From there I went on to write some newspaper articles for our local paper, the first one was about twins, which I knew something of, since I was blessed with identical twin boys.

Frankly  I never planned on being well-known, and it wasn't on the top of my list to make money from what I did, it was because I have a love and passion to do something, without feeling pressured about the latter.

Even now, I feel the same way.. and yes I'm human, and would like to get recognition for my work, and of course reap the monetary reward, but that should never be the priority.. because true artists, from centuries ago, were not rich.. they struggled for survival everyday, and yet they became famous not while they were alive, but when they died... I've often wonder why is this so... but this just proves they wrote for the love of writing.. and for those artists who painted as well.

Love for something you do, doesn't always have to be about what you receive,  but what you give to others.

So for me, I will continue my journey of writing, because it's timeless, and ageless... I believe it's the one area of art, that the number of years you are,  has nothing to do with what you feel inside.. and all ages  from the very young, to the very old have something wonderful and beautiful to say with words, or in a picture...and for that we should all be grateful.......

Therefore, for me what you do with words/art, will always be FOREVER YOUNG