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    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Yes, there certainly has been a history of romantic notions about the “suffering artist.” I remember walking around Paris with my husband several years ago just drinking in all that creative energy of the cafe’s where Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce - Picasso, to name a few, hung out. One of my favorite movies is Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris - I’ve seen it at least 5 times. I remember joining a writing group during an extremely difficult time in my life - the end of my 20 year marriage. It was the best healing method ever. Writing out the pain is cathartic and rejuvenating. “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” - Picasso.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      By Cole Schafer.

      This Is Excellent!

      The danger in pain for the writer is when he gets so enamored with the art the pain is allowing him to create, that he loses himself in it, that the pain no longer becomes a source of inspiration he can access in small glimpses but his identity.

      He is no longer a human that has felt pain and will surely feel more pain. No. He is pain.