Artists are stereotyped to be moving from one place to another in search of inspiration for their artworks, music or any form of expression they have. This is true, at least for me. I’ve moved to different cities, and countries twice, to find the inspiration (and job) that I really wanted. When the internet came on, we could just work from one location, but still, the thrill of moving around is something lovely.
In my trips, I have lived with some twisted people who were also in touch with their creative side. Like me, different ways to express themselves were imperative. But then, some roommates just went from bad to worse.
Some twisted roommates could be homicidal, up to a point they kill small animals. Psychotic, yet they view their works as an extension of themselves, of who they are. Some are highly narcissistic that most of their works reflect what they say to be their inner and external beauty.
Some friends, or ex-friends, are to a point highly manipulative, that you have become friends simply because they have set up the right parameters for your introduction, up to your exit. These individuals call it as art.
However, I noticed one thing common about these maniacal roommates of my past; they could express themselves more clearly. I thought to myself, if I can be like them, but not become socially and legally unacceptable, then maybe I could unleash my inner art.
To no avail of course, for now. Mentality, and balancing one’s ego and creativity is difficult, especially if one is looking for a way to express themselves. Being twisted can have its advantages, but you will need to accept facts first, and avoid personal retrospect when expressing yourself without being conscious of yourself.