Thanks for the inspiration you so frequently provide. I am a struggling author (not sure I’ve mastered THAT, either) who began a mere five years ago as a “retired person”. You just have to get over the ‘what’s the use anyway?’ mindset. Do we not?? Thank you, Susan
We all have a need to create. Whether we are a writer, artist, photographer, musician, decorator, gardener, programmer, cook or athlete, we all feel the joy of seeing something that has come from us. It feeds our soul and lightens our days.
But what if you couldn’t create?
What happens to the writer who is jailed because of his words? What happens to the musician who is shunned by her community because of the style of music she chooses to play? What happens to the artist who is locked away and told “You must do nothing”?
The writer may continue to write in the hope of regime change. The musician may move to another community in the hope of bringing awareness to the restrictions placed on others. But what does the captive do?
A young man held in immigration detention for many years said the worst thing about being locked away was…
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