expressing truth authentically
"[H]er words were always like ready-made clothes, and never fitted individual thoughts. Anybody might have used them, and with a change of proper names, they might have served to describe any [subject]." - Elizabeth Gaskell - parentheses mine
The quote above portraits one of my greatest afflictions. I shun doing anything in a run-of-the-mill way. As an artist, it is not only what I express that matters, but how I express it. ex
Whenever I express my ideas, I am compelled to approach them as if composing some kind of love letter -- that is, I put my heart and soul into what I do. I go to the depth of my inner core to find the words, the colors or the movements to match the feelings.
When it comes to writing I follow authentic authors who help me avoid phraseologies and catch phrases that create cognitive dissonance – not only to the hearer/reader, but also to myself. As a Christian, I don’t know how to fit all the loose pieces together. I’m coming to realize there are not only many conflicting doctrinal views converging on one another, but ex