Recently, I’ve read articles on improving writing, getting the art and craft perfected. Mainly it’s all about putting works into the world. The secret is not too think about it too quickly. Just be in the moment, and do it.
But it frees you.
There comes a point, where the sound of the busker is better than anything commercial on the radio. This is mainly because they are putting their own art out immediately into the world. Instant feedback, from all walks of life. Bruce Cockburn did it for a year, busking in Paris. Writing, performing, seeing what worked, what didn’t work. Earning just enough to eat or get another place to stay for a night. Literally living off of his music day to day. No royalties, no big business, no record company, no marketing campaigns, no product endorsements. Just music.
Apparently, that’s how you get good. You keep doing it, and doing it, and doing it. Never mind the rough spots, those are just highlights to remember later on. The practice starts to become graceful and elegant when you stop embracing the fear. And never forget, no one is born an expert. Have fun doing it. Whatever your art is.
Don’t mind my awkward clumsiness. I’m just getting started. Again.
I’m still here,