Have you ever felt something in your life hollow out? Just not have the same joy?
I've got the house to myself tonight. Sonia and the kids are having a sleep-over at their Uncle's loft in DTLA and this just isn't a home without Sonia's laughter or those beautiful, screaming kids with their fights, their laughter, their hugs.
The house just feels a little bit like a shell of itself, really. Not a house but just a room.
It got me thinking about an email I got today from an artist. He didn't feel the joy anymore in his art. Is this permanent? Will I ever feel that joy again for my art, he asked?
Today my house might feel empty and hollow but tomorrow the kids will be running around laughing their heads off. I miss them now but I know this is only temporary.
When we loose the joy of creating, though, it can feel like it is never coming back. I had that feeling. I do not like that feeling.
But if my house can go from a place of joy that is filled with life to an off-strip las vegas hotel room and then back within the span of a day perhaps our feeling for our Art can to...
Perhaps all we need to do is fill it back up with a bunch of little artworks all laughing their heads off at us and having a grand time in spite of what those "adults" think of them and their "adult rules".
I don't know, but perhaps...
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