I just got back from an incredible concert. While I was there I began to think how lucky each one of us are to be who we are. Each one of us has an amazing story to tell that makes us unique. I mostly thought of my kids and how, who I am, makes them unique. I thought of, how screwed up my childhood was, made my kids as cool as they are. I try hard, and will try harder from this day forth, to make sure my kids enjoy that, which I find enjoyable. I know this sounds kinda hoakey, but what we do today for those that follow us, makes all the difference.
Some of you may not have kids yet, but it doesn't matter. You can still make a difference on a generation. For those of you that do; when was the last time you thanked your other half for making kids that could not have been without them?
Spirituality is a good foundation. Reguardless of your foundation; what makes you continue on, day to day, needs to be voiced and acknowledged. Some kids, don't have that benefit.
When Andrew goes to a Tool concert and comes home and is inspired to illustrate some of the most fascinating works of art we've seen, (that self portrait totally rocked), or I go to a Creed concert ( of all places) and come home to spill my guts on a forum, we are responsible to make sure our voices, whatever they may be, are heard.
Next time you place a pen to a wacom, or a brush to a canvas, or a pencil to a pad, dig deep down, to how, what you are about to do, might carry someone forward. As artists it is our purpose to be representatives of our age.
If anyone wants to add to these thoughts, feel free. I'm just trippin.