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.