Breaking free from the desire to lock down and not share about the creative process
I haven’t talked much about anything lately, not my work, my life, not anything…
Oh, how I wish this was a confessional where I had some grand revelation or some torrid story to share. The truth is, like so many of us, I am fed up and tired.
Gah, this economy…
I am so sick and tired of hearing how good the economy is for the Invester class and the wealthy, because no, it isn’t all that great for the rest of us. Cashflow is barely a trickle, and prospects are hard to come by. Bills keep coming and it feels like there is nothing we can do to dig out.
If it wasn’t something that hadn’t been said to death I would insert a diatribe about late stage capitalism and how the system is rigged, but the only people who can’t see that by now are willfully ignorant.
Everything we do feels so small…
Here I am working on my stories and games and there is a genocide happening in Gaza, fascism is on the rise in the United States, and the ruling class is doing everything in its power to start a war with Iran. Again, I could keep going and the list could go on forever.
I’ve written before about struggling with these feelings, and I am not really struggling with them at the moment. I do feel guilty offering people escapism in these times, but we all need a break from the horrors of the world.
Let’s all shout
More than anything, what we need right now is to stand up and shout. Yes, shout in protest to all the injustices in the world. Shout at the systems that are holding us all back. More than anything, we need to shout loud enough to shake the world and let it know we are still here.
Let’s scream out from the depths of our souls so loud we shake the heavens and remind the gods we are still here.
I know this post is a mess, but I think we are all bit of a mess right now and I am tired of waiting until some fictional point in the future when I have everything together enough send a post out into the world.
This is my shout into the universe that I am still here have a lot that I need and want to say. Here is so a return to posting and getting on with the work.
Let’s shout together until we get to where we want and need to be.