do you ever feel like you’re just sort of
like all your friends go out and do things and get into relationships and like people that like them back and have fun and do stupid things with their best friends and instead of doing all that you’re just sort of this mildly entertaining thing that people take an interest in once in a while but they wouldn’t really care if it was gone
like you just sort of exist but you don’t really mean anything
They told you at a very young age,
that being an artist wasn’t a real talent,
that singing would get you nowhere,
that writing for a living would make you a fool.
so you suppressed your talent,
and you stuffed your passion in the back of your closet.
ten years later, fresh outta highschool,
you are cleaning out your closet,
to see what would go in your new college dorm room.
all that you left,
all of your passion,
and for the first time in ten years,
you come alive.
Take it out,
dust it off,
sing until your lungs cannot take it anymore,
draw until you break your pencil,
paint until all of your paint has gone dry,
and write until all of those pent up words have flown out of your fingertips,
please take these talents with you,
take them to your grave.
Your passion is what makes you come alive,
and don’t you dare let anyone tell you that your passion won’t earn you a living,
because it is what will make the living worth it,
it is what will make everything worth it.
Love will inspire you to continue to create,
pain and heartache, will cause you to use your talent in a way
that will heal,
and put you back together again.
Lose yourself here,
in the paint,
in the watercolor,
in the clay,
in the sing song melody that flows from your lips,
and in the words coming from your pen,
lose yourself here,
and you will find yourself
Don’t put the passion back in the closet,
don’t put it back under your bed,
don’t hide it away in the attic.
take it with you,
even when they tell you,
“You are going nowhere with that”
because you will go everywhere with it,
if only you take it with you.
Today this girl walked into class, looked around and asked “are there any teachers around?” and when we said no she pulled a lizard out of her shirt
Teachers just don’t get it. It’s real out there.
when i’m a teacher im going to laugh and join in hahahaha