Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finding Truth, Losing Art

I have found in my journey that the more I understand "truth," the less I can embrace the arts.

Blogging is an art.

Art is inherently manipulative because art stages conflict (or contrast) to evoke emotion.

My music, my graphics, my writing -- all have suffered because I cannot bring myself to manipulate or be manipulated.  The very notion of creating a point of conflict or contrast to make a point sickens me, even when doing so is completely legitimate and warranted.

I need to find a way through this.