In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin  (via fallenpeach)
The Paper

The waves smash the rocks
As small parts break off
Into the water
I see them float away

Truth and pain
They become the same
Bruised and broken
Is how i am today

These words and art
Are breaking my heart
I feel the wind in my hair
As i fall into the air

Torn to pieces
You will decide
Who gets the paper
Full of my lies

If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it.
Ray Bradbury
Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.
Ray Bradbury
Sleep

The truth disappears
When the drought breaks
And tiny drops of rain start to fall

I pray for it to pour
I want to drown in this water
Hoping it will consume everything

Fading away, I line up to hide
Black and white, line by line
I dream in colour
I want to believe

Painting a different picture
Building a new truth
Writing a new story
Burn the lies and let them go
Like ashes in the wind
I open my eyes

The Line

Everything changes as we feel deeper
I begin to see through your eyes

I see words in the clouds
and there is music in the sky

Strengthening the line between us
That will never know why

The truth only we see
The songs we could write will be endless

If there is no feeling, there cannot be great art.
Ray Bradbury

The worst thing you do when you think is lie — you can make up reasons that are not true for the things that you did, and what you’re trying to do as a creative person is surprise yourself — find out who you really are, and try not to lie, try to tell the truth all the time. And the only way to do this is by being very active and very emotional, and get it out of yourself — making things that you hate and things that you love, you write about these then, intensely. When it’s over, then you can think about it; then you can look, it works or it doesn’t work, something is missing here. And, if something is missing, then you go back and reemotionalize that part, so it’s all of a piece.

But thinking is to be a corrective in our life — it’s not supposed to be a center of our life. Living is supposed to be the center of our life, being is supposed to be the center — with correctives around, which hold us like the skin holds our blood and our flesh in. But our skin is not a way of life — the way of living is the blood pumping through our veins, the ability to sense and to feel and to know. And the intellect doesn’t help you very much there — you should get on with the business of living.

Ray Bradbury
For a creative writer, possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity.
George Orwell