Maybe you've heard the quote, "Art begins by revealing the artist to you and ends by revealing you to yourself."
Turn it around a little and it becomes, "Art begins by revealing you to your audience."
And yet, we do it. We long for an audience, in fact. At least I do.
It's hard, isn't it? To make yourself vulnerable like that. To reach into your heart and lay it bare on the page and then put it on display for the world to judge. Why do we do that to ourselves?
I think it's because sometimes something from our heart touches somebody else's heart. And the last part of the quote comes into play. We reveal them to themselves. And that makes all the risk worthwhile.
And I feel like I'm naked in front of a crowd 'cause these words are my diary screaming out loud and I know that you'll use them however you want to. ~Anna Nalick