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This article blew my mind and cemented my commitment to my continued transformation as an artist and a human being. Thank you to my friend @michelehatchet for opening my eyes to a truly profound and soulful writer, James Baldwin. Click the link below to read:

“Perhaps the primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone. That all men are, when the chips are down, alone, is a banality—a banality because it is very frequently stated, but very rarely, on the evidence, believed.” 

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  • Alexander Speed

    on January 31, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I love this line: “The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.” and this one: “I believe, that if we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less.”

  • Alexander Speed

    on January 31, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I love this line: “The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.” and this one: “I believe, that if we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less.”