Become ConsumeD

I am a man consumed... consumed by my quest for ultimate expression in the arts... in life...

All the fire related metaphors when speaking about passion... I doNE be understood themS nOW... you become consumed by this fire... and everything you encounter in life and...everyone is swallowed up and burned as fuel for this fire... all your time, all your money, all your energy, all your emotions and experiences are torched...

The Hagakure talked a lot about death smoke...and how you never knew a persons true nature or you never knew truth until seeing the persons death smoke... what a curious thing this fire is... because with it.... by being consumed by the arts and these flames you are able to torch everything and see the smoke WHILE YOU ARE STILL ALIVE... you can look at your own smoke and see the truth....

So in the Hagakure it talked a lot how to conduct your life... to restrain yourself in life and go berserk in battle...

" The way of the Samurai is in desperateness. Ten men or more cannot kill such a man. Common sense will not accomplish great things. Simply become insane and desperate"

Its a great way to live... its terrifying sometimes yes...its painful sometimes also... BUT thats what it is to be ALIVE... its scary and painful... if you want to be totally safe and free of pain then you life is not for you...

I realized I was consumed many years ago... while alone, sobbing in my kitchen studio in Santa Monica... with no friends and no one to relate to and no one that understood my art... I gave up "normal life" and let the flames consume me... it was the best decision I ever made...

You can't turn the flames on and off... once you choose your path there's no going back...

I say BE CONSUMED! SHOW THE WORLD WHO YOU REALLY ARE! STOP HOLDING BACK! GO BERSERK!

If your "playing safe"... ask yourself how long your willing to live in such a way because before you know your time has passed and this life is over... will you have any regrets?

Just some random thoughts I had while lighting this scene.

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  1. Anyone who is different has had the long dark night and knows it's pain. To take that pain and use it to fuel the fires of creativity - that is where true genius begins. We are the fodder for our own fire, we burn out of passion for our art, and we sacrifice at the altar of risk.

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  2. Isn't that like a samurai guide book thing you keep mentioning?

    And you thought this all up whyll lighting up a scene! cool!

    Oh and in light of peas out I tried some peas..and didn't like em :( I is teh sad D:

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