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August 13, 2012

Is it OK to admit this?

Sometimes there is darkness.
Sometimes it seems too hard, a little pointless.

Is it OK to admit this?

Every work of art is an act of defiance.
Every work of art defies indifference.
It defies darkness.
It defies death.

I know –

…what I do, does not matter.

It does not matter.
Unless I make it matter.

To make it matter – to attempt something, anything, in the face of indifference, is an act of defiance.

Sometimes all that matters is to carry on. To defy inertia. To defy the moment when the movement of the breath and the blood will stop.
All that matters is that we make something matter.

To make something matter, to make anything matter, is an act of defiance.

On a good day – even on an ordinary day – there is joy in that attempt.
But even in the darkness, there can be acts of defiance. In darkness, art.

Climb the mountain, even when the cloud is low and a storm threatens.
Find your path up the mountain. Even in the dark.

I am sorry if these are things one should not write about, should not admit.

No, nothing is wrong. Nothing has happened. Nothing has been said. Nothing has collapsed.

It is just that some days, even summer days, the clear sky is obscured. There is a darkness.

I am sorry if these are things one should not admit.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2012 5:57 pm

    Speak, say this little time is enough
    Before the death of body and tongue
    Speak, say that the Truth is yet alive
    Speak, say whatever your heart desires!
    – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

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