Friday, April 23, 2004
Don't let me hear you say life's taking you nowhere, angel
Come get up my baby
Run for the shadows, run for the shadows
Run for the shadows in these golden years
I'll stick with you baby for a thousand years
Nothing's gonna touch you in these golden years
- golden years, david bowie
so, i have this beautiful best friend who is immensely talented and superbly creative in the most weird and wonderful ways. last week i think, he told me he didn't believe people thought his work was good or that no one really showed appreciation/admiration for it. i wanted to mention it then but now is as good a time as any - that's madness. if i had half the ingenious, imaginative intellect that he has i would be thrilled. i wish more people that have seen his brilliance would step up and say with me, "You will take the world." really i think it's all about perseverance and believing that you're the fucking man, because it makes it that much easier for people to believe it as well. timing plays a role as well, but that's where i think being unequivocally unrelenting comes in.
which brings me to my point:
i consider all of my friends talented in different ways and if someone is my friend i will do whatever possible in supporting them in their endeavors. supportive to me doesn't just mean saying everything a person does is great, though. being critical is at times what's needed in order to really help the person, to give them what they require at that time. and sometimes it's about giving them a kick in the ass. remind that no one is going to know their greatness unless they keep at it. being honest is essential. it's not about what people want to hear, it's about what they need to hear. telling someone what they want to hear all the time just lulls them into complacency and that's no good for them or the friendship.
i really hope my friends know that's what i want from them as well. i could certainly use a good kick in the ass every so often from the people who care about me.