Especially to the creative.
In fact, it might even be essential.
“Oh, I fell down here, but look what I found on the ground!”
— all creative people
We are called to crawl in the dirt, to dig through the mud, to inspect what others take for granted.
Personal growth is necessary — I’m not the type who expects all creative people to come with baggage and/or drama and/or drug problems. I don’t have much room from Prima Donnas
But the path to creative success is anything but straight an narrow.
There may not even be a path.
Our only hope is to keep stumbling, and bleed out our flaws, our clumsiness, and our very humanity to others to say:
“This is how I see the world, through the lens of my personal experiences, beliefs, and biology.
Now do you understand?”