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Worry…

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
“Worry destroys the ability to write.” — Ernest Hemingway Maybe you’re familiar with Franz Kafka’s short story, A Hunger Artist, maybe you’re not. It doesn’t really matter. One of the main themes of the story (the way I see it) is the fact that artists most often feel misunderstood by their audience. And they’re furious because of that. That’s a myth. Most often than not it’s the artist’s inability to show people what he wants to show them that gets in the way. Simply put, the artist is to blame because people don’t see what he wants them to see. That being said, I believe that this feeling is quite common in the world of art. Sometimes expectations are unusually high, and the outcome suffers because of that. Besides, any artistic medium can only express so much, especially when we are young and naive and have yet to acquire the right set of tools. Ever since I can remember my dream has been to be able to write full time.…