Behind the Art
1. somebody who interprets or passes on the will of a deity
2. somebody who foretells the future
3. somebody who advocates a cause or idea
4. somebody considered to be an inspired leader or teacher
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I work at my art because I love it. Because it’s my calling. But it’s work. It isn’t always easy. Sweat, tears, blood too if writing was more of a contact sport. I guess I could say there are times when it makes my soul bleed.
But then there are moments, when I enter into a different space. Where time and reality are suspended. And words come out onto paper that I’ve never known before. And when I come back out of this ‘trance’, I look at the words punctured into my screen and I see truth and beauty that are not my own. They are from somewhere else. From God.
There have been moments when a book, a movie, a song take me to this same place. And something rings in my soul and I know what I’ve just absorbed didn’t generate from a human mind. It came from a place so big it defines my soul. It moves me to BE. It wills me to LIVE. And that is a beautiful kind of prophecy. It’s the kind of prophecy that heals.