A bit of feel-good in a tear-down world

“A world where freedom begins.” I love that line and enjoyed this post. May it re-inspire those who could use the boost, and inspire those whose creative beauty remains curled up in a bud, ready to burst open into glorious light.

With love,
Russ

Two on a Rant

freedom

Forget the labels,

ignore the failures who tear down your work hoping you will fail, too.

 This can be said for any artistic endeavor.

When the square pegs that try to stuff you into their hole tell you the many reasons why you’ll never be a best-selling writer/composer/artist, smile and say, “I (write/compose/paint) for the love of it, and that’s enough for me.”  

It’s hard to refute happiness just for the fun of it.   🙂

Who knows what the future holds…

  • Shakespeare almost ended up in obscurity until he received some post-mortem help from a few friends.
  • Debussy was threatened with expulsion from his school of music for his compositions.  He was the wild-child of his time.
  • Vincent Van Gogh didn’t become famous until after his death.  Today, his paintings are worth millions.

People who were never considered artistic geniuses in their lifetimes can end up to be…

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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