“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
This is going to be a bit of “lazy writing” on my part.
Every so often you come across something that someone else has created that you wish you could’ve expressed. They just got there before you.
That’s the case with the videos I’m going to share today.
One is about the lessons we can learn from the creative life of Vincent van Gogh.
The other is the tremendous journey of Mary Seacole.
Now, why bother writing anything and not just post the links? “Here. Watch.”
I feel that the world needs to hear it from several sources (“Me-Tooism”). Neither you nor I might not have come across these works if it wasn’t for someone else talking about the very same thing.
Plus, I enjoy sharing other people’s work. Especially when they move me to tears.
Despite the differences in style, both are telling a very similar story of two people undervery different circumstances just doing the best work they can.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our own process we forget that there are other people out there in the world who are experiencing the same struggles we are.
Whether it’s an artistic pursuit or trying to make an impact on the world at large.
That sense of loneliness can really do a number on our minds. The one cure I’ve found is to connect with others. If you can’t find a peer you can always look at history.
Remember, you’re not alone.
These stories help me feel less lonely when I’m doing my work, and I hope they can do the same for you.
If you’ve got a video or story these videos remind you of I’d love to hear it.
Have a kick-ass ₢eative day!