icarus, whatever you do, dont fly too close to the sun
im gonna fuck the sun
russian literature: a summary
ivan ivanovich ivanov is an upper middle class student who is madly in love with maria petrovna petrova!
BUT maria petrovna petrova loves dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov who is a nihilist upper middle class student!
ivan ivanovich ivanov goes through a long soul-searching journey before realizing all life is petty and meaningless and eventually dying alone and unloved of tuberculosis
while dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov marries maria petrovna petrova
As Tchaikovsky put it, “A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.” Or, per Isabel Allende, “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”
More on the role of showing up in creative work here.
Also see Godin on vulnerability and how to dance with the fear of failure.