ArtistLike: What it all means

New beginnings.

People talk about them all the time.

Are you the same person you were five years ago? Ten? Twenty? Are you?

I am. And I’m not–probably just like you.

I’ve got a personal website, but this new site is something else, and it’s intended to extend beyond just me.  But it all starts with my perception of who I am and my place in the world, unapologetically, because each of us sees the world through our own eyes.

Just as you have, I’ve had struggles.  Some greater, some smaller, some more self-indulgent.  Here is where I take all that experience and share lessons and musings with the world.  These words, and these images, are lost on a lot of people; that’s fine.  That’s what this site is for.

This site is for anyone who realizes she or she is in a state of transition and feels a need to express his or herself.

About Me and About All This

Briefly, here are some of the primary characteristics that fortunately or not most define who I am in this life at this time.  In other words, if you ask someone who knows me to tell you about me, this is what you’d get:

  • His name is David.
  • He is 37 years old (as of 2015).
  • He says he has Lyme disease. (Don’t ever say that. He has Lyme disease, and this site will talk a lot about that.)
  • He’s creative.
  • He paints and draws.
  • The pictures aren’t always pretty.
  • He writes.  He has an MFA in creative writing and has done a lot of interviews with musicians and some writing about LGBT stuff.
  • He seems angry or frustrated a lot.  He rants a lot on Facebook. (Note: He shut down his Facebook account in August 2015, with the intention of turning some of those rants into more thoughtful, more useful discussions here.)
  • He has aspirations to be a legitimate artist and a better-published writer, but as an introvert, and as a person who is often confined to his home due to illness, he’s not a wheeler-and-dealer self-marketing freelance writer type…
  • …and yet he has so much to say.
  • He says he read in a book (The Secret Language of Birthdays) that he was born on “the day of artistic materialized fantasy”–and that, he says, is a perfect description for his entire life goal: to materialize fantasy.
  • He has a ton of broad and widespread interests, many seemingly unrelated.  They include: expressionist art, writing, science, neuroscience, Lyme and associated diseases, alternative medicine, ancient civilizations, lost technologies, marine biology, botany, consciousness in general, Gnostic philosophies, mysticism, magic, transcendentalism, shamanism and related practices, our places in the world, environmentalism and respecting nature and our mother planet, paradoxes, science fiction, humanitarianism, aggressively thinking beyond typically defined limits.  Each of these has a place for discussion here–discussion, not one-way dialogue.  If anyone happens to hand on this little out-there planet of a blog and has related or differing opinions, I want to know them.  Please share, but unthinking attacks are not welcome here.  We don’t do that here.  Come with thoughtful dialogue; no name calling, no parroting of political party lines.

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artistlike

writer, painting, liver with chronic lyme disease, gay man, looking for respectful imaginative people with whom to associate and experience life

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