Turbulent times offer an unrivaled opportunity; a chance to learn, question and contemplate our beliefs and what we stand for. Adversity is a catalyst for creation. It’s in discomfort that we grow; in times of hatred that we learn what love truly is.
Now is the time to take that fire in your belly, the indignation in your soul and create something amazing. Not for money or accolades, but for yourself.
We live in an era that celebrates instant gratification, and that’s not a bad thing. Our Online world creates community, shared values and a sense of belonging but before letting your thoughts and feelings be consumed by others take some time to let this outlet be your own.
Paint something. Make something. Sing something. Let the fear and frustration that is bubbling under the surface find an outlet. Overcoming adversity is what mankind was created to do. It’s one of its greatest virtues. Throughout history we’ve come together, to share and document times of change in the hopes that others will learn from our mistakes. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
Find space to process your thoughts. Get lost in the process of creation. Be moved and outraged then turn that into something the world can cherish. That’s what the tortured artists we’ve come to know and love have been doing for decades, isn’t it time you added your contribution? -- ANGELA GILLTRAP