We dismiss obsession as a negative — as a symptom of a broken mind. But obsession is a life-force that knows what it needs and pursues it without relent. It is the spirit within us that imagines an empire and stops at nothing before building it into grandeur. For what great things were built with half-heartedness or upon lukewarm pillars? Obsession is the spirit of empire.

Art for Art’s Sake?

“I only love

creating and sharing art

and engaging

with other artists,”

I tell myself,

as I check

my stats page again.


(Does anyone else struggle with the balance of ambition and doing art for art’s sake?)

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