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The Bougie Boogie

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    I have a dilemma. On the one hand, I find myself seeking out other artists. Learning different techniques and developing friendships is my goal. So far a lot of the individual artists are very supportive.

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    On the other hand, I was pretty much raised to be a warrior. That’s no exaggeration; I’m a 3rd generation soldier. Ever since I was little I was Cub scout leader, boy scout leader and so on in my military career. Now I work with federal law enforcement. So what’s the problem?

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      Most of the actual community functions like high school and I’m not overly concerned with the popular clique. I’m more into the results. For once I find myself staying on the periphery, wondering why I’m there.

I don’t like most artists, but I love their work.

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    It’s like finding your people after a lifetime of searching and realizing you don’t belong with them. And it’s not their fault; you’ve been changed too much.

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     All the things that I’ve grown to value are typically  despised. How can I be a member of a community and care so little for its values? What’s wrong with me?

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    Hmmm…that’s a very familiar refrain. NOW I remember!

   I felt the same way as a little kid.

    I wasn’t always so into fighting. Maybe I just need to stick it out and try harder. After all, I LOVE art. Shouldn’t I be able to get along better with those that love it as well?

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     Just a different kind of fight then. Mission accepted.

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