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ADHDemons

Posted 06-20-08 at 03:00 AM by zoomman
Hearing Straight-Razor Muses





Like many AD/HD humans, I've been riding the creative lighting all of my electric life --- writing and painting and sculpting, and screaming and laughing --- following my own demented straight-razor muses or suffering at their delicate, deadly hands.

It's *****ing brutal and beautiful, lovely like a black chrome and bamboo filigree S&M haiku --- all clouds and angels one second, and blacker than the devil's own wanton sin the next.



There are people that sell books saying that creativity is about making connections.


If someone wants to limit creativity to simply making connections --- even making unusual connections---fine. Clever things can come from that. Nice things, I'm sure.

But (capital “a”) Art is about more than just being creative. For the artist, being creative is like a prostitute dressing slutty, it's a big help in the business, but it ain't really what the business is about. Creativity is a tool, a vehicle, a weapon --- not an end in itself.

Art is far, far more, and deeper, and dangerous than the niceties of “making connections.”.

Connections aren't why artists sweat blood, stay up for days, or burst into tears, scream, and trash the joint. We artists see ... things, sense things, and have the audacity and chutzpah to move out into the darkling twilight to see these things better, up close where we can count each needle tooth if that's what we find..

These things can be indescribably joyous or starkly terrible. Artists don't go insane by simply making connections --- at least not making any connections that are less intimate than connecting with a lover, or a demon, or both.

True creativity cuts us, scars us, marks us, changes us into who we Artists really are. Our straight-razor muses will see to that.
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    HitAndRun's Avatar
    i swear by my sexy back that was one inspiring peice of work.
    Posted 06-20-08 at 04:48 AM by HitAndRun HitAndRun is offline
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    True creativity cuts us, scars us, marks us, changes us into who we Artists really are. Our straight-razor muses will see to that.
    That is truely breathtaking. As an unknown artist (i don't share my work) I know what you say...I feel it.
    Do you think we all have straight-razor muses? Or inspirational ones? Or does it even matter?
    Posted 06-20-08 at 10:53 AM by MJwatson MJwatson is offline
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    Zach326's Avatar
    Zoom has 666 posts.

    This is not chance when coinciding with such a blog.

    He has been Marked.
    Posted 06-20-08 at 01:46 PM by Zach326 Zach326 is offline
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    SuzzanneX's Avatar
    Beautiful~
    ......but, I expected no less.
    you are a gifted writer zoom.
    Posted 06-20-08 at 11:20 PM by SuzzanneX SuzzanneX is offline
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    preach it i can respect that and do and understand fully. great minds think alike tisk tisk they think for themselves which is perzacly what u "are nt suppose to do " bravo break the "norm"
    Posted 04-13-09 at 10:41 PM by spaztisitc spaztisitc is offline
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    m1trLG2's Avatar
    I LOVE this... wow. I love when you read something that makes you feel like someone out there gets it.... that's you. You're amazing!
    Posted 12-08-09 at 07:02 PM by m1trLG2 m1trLG2 is offline
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    i dont get it!!!!1
    Posted 01-01-11 at 12:57 PM by octipusy2 octipusy2 is offline
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    Reuben's Avatar
    Wow..
    Posted 01-08-11 at 10:42 PM by Reuben Reuben is offline
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    Phantastic's Avatar
    He will only leave you in the end Reudben! Don't fall for it!
    Posted 01-13-11 at 08:21 PM by Phantastic Phantastic is offline
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    zoomman's Avatar
    Phantastic speaks trulytrue, I am a fickle flighty fleck, but I'm free and flattered too by all these comments.

    (A bit embarrassed I only now realized that I could even post down here. Thanks everyone, I'm touched)
    Posted 08-25-12 at 03:59 PM by zoomman zoomman is offline
 
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