Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for August 10, 2015
The Calling by Aungthan. So you’ve decided to be an artist. Congratulations. Or should I say… …commiserations? You’re in for a lifetime of uncertainty. Family, friends, lovers… …be prepared to lose them. KNOCK KNOCK This road can be a lonely one. Don’t worry, you’ll make new acquaintances. Their names are “ANXIETY”… …”FEAR”… …and “SELF-DOUBT”. They’ll be by your side forever. Through every embarrassment… …and rejection… …they are there… …whispering in your ear… FOO FIGHTERS WORLD TOUR …”YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH”. Yet you live for THAT moment. When the spark strikes… …and you touch the light. Angels sing. Heavens part. The ROK LIVE MUSIC Gods tremble. CREATIVITY! NEW GENESIS Nothing compares. It nourishes the soul… …and enriches the spirit. The sacrifice repaid in full. At least that’s what you tell yourself. EVICTION NOTICE Two steps forward, one step back… …on a journey that never ends. DING DONG YAWN But don’t let me scare you. The decision was never yours to make. After all, you don’t choose your calling. The calling chooses you.
Gavin wrote this one himself. I suspect he has a lot of personal experience dealing with this, even if he’s not rockin’ a guitar.