This is one of the saddest articles I have read in a while.
I have watched many artists fall from their pedestals; running themselves into the ground and leaving nothing on the table in their prime only to find themselves empty and exhausted at 35… retiring age.
This is such a plug for the importance of developing the “you” and “why” in the art we create. If we stay connected to the reason and not just the result we grow like a fine wine, building wisdom and depth as we age and evolve. If we do not give ourselves this distance, we die as our bodies die. We smother ourselves with the rigidity of our expectations and our passion quickly becomes our poison.
Survive the death of an ego and live in the place of evolutionary wonder.