when an artist wants to show you their art

or a writer wants you to read what they’ve written

it’s quite often an expression of trust

because a poem or a story or a painting are often things that come from the heart

little pieces of the artists themselves

and if they’re willing to share it with you

you should appreciate it

I need to remember this, especially when my boyfriend is sharing his lyrics with me.  He writes rap lyrics, and I often ignore some of his raps because of the language he uses, but that isn’t fair.  As an artist myself, I should understand this, so I’ll be working on it. 

(Source: fadical, via mini-terrarium)