Don't marry an artist. Ever.
If your heart is not one for adventure, if your mind is confined to the restrictions of reality_Then please, I beg of you, do not marry an artist.
Your mind will be doused in vibrant liquids, your eyes will be opened to new things. You'll see your life in technicolor. Shades of gray will no longer restrain you, for your will shall be guided by that of an artist. Kiss normality away, because once you marry an artist, you will become an artist one way or another.
Their ways will rub off onto you, their adventure will fill your soul, and you will never be the same again.
Never Marry a Writer.
Because they're all the same. They bear wisdom from long ago, yet they preserve it in this age.
They'll take their life and yours, and put it in a book,
Your life will no longer be your own, but the life of all those who look.
Kiss privacy away, because secrets are no longer secrets.
They're stories you see, ammo if you may. The weapons are the words, which the artist supplies every day.
So be prepared to wear, your emotions on a sleeve. Because the ammo of a writer is unlimited, because their ammo is life itself.
So there you have it, my friends. If you're not willing to render your mind to the paintbrush, or your body to words, than an artist nor a writer is the spouse for you. They'll change you in more ways than one. Their joys will be yours, and their hardships will be yours too. When you marry one of these artist, keep in mind, you're putting your life on the line.
But, if you're willing to take an adventure through fantasy, through canvass and through words, than go on right ahead. A marriage is commitment, a marriage is forever...so render yourself to the paintbrush, surrender yourself to the words.
For the moment you commit yourself to the artist, is the moment you become an artist yourself.
(25 years and still waiting...)
"Kiss privacy away, because secrets are no longer secrets.
They're stories you see, ammo if you may."
also, (just to make this comment longer, heh) I really really like how you added the "a marriage is commitment, a marriage is forever." Because society just doesn't understand that. ):
In a positive way. there were times, years ago when I was your age. during those times I often told myself: "How it is possible that I, a teen, bear so much more wisdom than adult people?".
Times have changed. The internet has changed, maybe?
I am happy to see a 17 year old who's as wise as you are.
Nice writing. I appreciate your control of the elegance of your english.
It's easy to feel that your have measured your language - although english is not my mother tongue, I can
Following your line of thought, I tell you that being able to avoid unleashing all your "ammo" at once is not something everyone is able to do.
Brava! (that is the feminine of "BRAVO!", an italian word sometimes used in british english to congratulate -or, at least, this is what I know)
It just makes me smile
-there is a german word about it that cannot be translated >> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sehnsuch…
We were all here or elsewhere, when I was your age and the internet was much different.
Yet, what has not changed is that, during that times, many tried to express themselves and some even managed to shine for a moment.
When you get older, a sort of division occurs between those who become real artists
and those who don't
The problem is that even a fake artist remains such, inside, for his whole life.
The internet with its confrontation possibilities has spread this phenomena.
Who knows what you will become.
But you have that "vibe" (I also liked the concept behind your piece about feminism; pure truth,
and it's beautiful, it gives hope for the future if a 17 year old girl is able to think so deeply).
So, you deserve my fav, and more.
You deserve total encouragement
You caught my attention with the first line and held it to the last... My husband would agree with your assessment, thankfully he is one who was willing to adventure, as I am both artist and writer... (waiting to blossom into the world of literary publication)... anyway... This was good. Your view of marriage stated in the end is as it should be.... marriage is supposed to be for a life time... going into it with any other attitude sabotages it before it starts. It requires a commitment and a daily choice to love your spouse, for better or for worse.... to the point of constant distraction if need be This was charmingly refreshing to read... thank you for sharing.
Or if the one to marry a writer already knows the wisdom of words?
LOL....So, I guess artists and writers should marry themselves. They can feed off each other and forget about the talentless folks. they're all boring.