Saturday, April 11, 2015

Create and perish?

Q: Who's going to happen to your creative work after you die? [10 marks]

A: Not much. Some will go through it just because they already did earlier. Some will share and make others take notice. Some will stumble upon your work if you're unlucky enough. But more importantly, your work will remain so. Yours. Whether you're breathing or dead. And that's something you should be proud of. Besides, it takes an extraordinary talent like Vivian Maier or  to be truly discovered. Most of us are already documenting bits and pieces of our (creative, if we may describe so) lives every passing day thanks to the advent of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Every little tweet we post or picture we share or blog post we plug, we are basically exhibiting a part of us that we tend to assume is unique. Who knows? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't. In that perspective, the question isn't what's going to happen to our creative product(s) once we die, rather the pressing query is what's happening to us while we're pursuing validation in the name of creativity. Are we living at all? If yes, at what price? 

PS: I could have aimed for 10 but i'm content with 5 marks. 

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