something today. Actually, a few
Or at least, I sort of
learned a few things today. It was also part realization.
You call yourselves writers
Which, I suppose, is true in the sense that you use words
But not in the sense that it gives a decent description of the type of wordsmithing
that occurs around here.
So, some of you resort to calling yourselves artists
Which, I suppose, is true in the sense that you create
But you do so
Really, you are alchemists
and you are craftsmen
. You dip in to the swirling abstract
, the powerful ocean
of intangibility, pull it in to yourself, and build something real, something firm, something here, now.
You gain skill
at doing so. Mastery
and personal touch
You are magicians, and I will always see this as the reason why pens
look so much like wands
Also, I realized that I will always trust artists more than I trust psychiatrist
s. I would trust my sanity and my well being with any one of you long before I would trust it with any one of the “experts”.
This is because I think that people who tend to think they can use chemicals
to make people better
tend to think of people in chemical terms, and I learned today that a person, if they were to be melted down into their separate, individual chemicals, would be worth less than five dollars
I have a tendency to believe that life
, and that there is more
to the story
than the story’s parts
. You alchemists, you creators have a tendency to as well.
For this, I thank you.