When I wake up in the morning I am scared!
I face a blank slate. I am not sure what is going to happen.
I don't know what to paint, so I turn on the news. Then, I have anxiety about our leaders, our government debt, world peace, health care and the crooks on Wall Street. And then I fear for places like Syria, the Ukraine, Afghanistan. The news sucks.
Why should I have anxiety? I am lucky to be an artist. There are so many people worse off than me:
Incarcerated African Americans.
The environment. Let me say that again. The environment.
And, there are too many guns killing people. Way too many.
The list is long. So I go to work. I light the fuse. I blow things up!
My work transforms. I hope it is beautiful. I try to give back.
Like my work, I've changed. Maybe it's okay to be scared. I hope fear will help us change things.
Light the fuse people.