Loneliness of Artists
It is at times exactly what we need - some time for ourselves, some time for introversion
and contemplation that leaves the whole world out. But other times, this loneliness
is creeping under our skin and makes us feel secluded in the dark and we want
to get away.
is how the artist soul works. There are no rules. We need to be alone to create,
but we also need external reassurance and encouragement. We need to know that
we are valued, and understood.
kind of duality can drive the people around us crazy. They don't know when to
come in and get closer, and when to step back. They need to thread so gently,
but for the rational ones, threading gently is almost not an option. So they sometimes
step on our toes, or stay away when we need them close. I guess, that's just the
way it is.
E. Havusha, Israel; picture: D. Lang, Germany)