“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg
Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice — in your writing and/or in your everyday life?
I had to look up more about this quote to get context. I didn’t want to spout about my inner craziness or something.
I do think that in my writing, for the most part, I follow that philosophy. Especially in this kind of setting. Mainly because I don’t know who, if anyone, is going to see this. I treat it like a conversation with someone that I’m close to. Or maybe a thought out loud that my dog just happens to hear. No worries about a response of any kind. I just think, and write. I like to think I write music the same way, but I think I’m a bit more restrained with that sometimes. I don’t let it just come out.
Everyday life on the other hand… I tone myself down. I struggle to find what I want to say when I’m with people. I can embrace whatever I’m going to say, but I think I tend to care a little bit more about what I’m saying and who I’m saying to. Sometimes that means I can’t find the right words. Sometimes it means I can’t find any words at all. I think this makes sense in the context of that quote. It’s about doing/saying/feeling what you want to feel without worrying about what anyone else has to think or say about…. At least that’s what I gather…