- Kim Basinger
So last night, I was watching Sister Act 2 - Back in habit on YouTube. I LOVE YouTube!!!!!!!! And I was watching the scene with Whoopie and Lauryn where she talks about the book - Letter to a young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, and it got me thinking. I am many things because I tooo wake up and just declare them. For the longest time, I had labels placed on me by society - I was handicapped, a freak, less than, fat, short, four eyed, disabled...... I could go on, but I am moving forward in my life and refuse to take anything negative from my past with me.
With my art, I was always told, if it wasn't published or in a book then it doesnt count. So I was always afraid to show my work.
So looking back on what I have accomplished in my life in terms of my art, I have decided, to declare that
I am a Photographer because I say I am. One of my pictures was noticed when my sister went for a casting call as a Model. They liked my work.
I am a Poet Because I say I am. hahahahhahaa I am also published.
I am a writer Because I say I am. My work has been published also.
I am a singer Because I say I am. I am technically a singer in the shower, but I can hold a tune. Don't judge.
I am a painter Because I say I am. Technically, I haven't picked up a brush in years, but I can and I will soon.