i've been thinking about this today. Is true art only achievable through knowing true pain? It seems as if all the great artists, be they musicians, painters, sculptors, etc. all have a history of trauma and they use their art as a way of coping.
That is, honestly, one thing i haven't ever really tried for myself. i've often wanted to, but i'm afraid that if the "art" doesn't come out perfectly, it's not going to be effective. This is, i feel, a ridiculous attitude for me to have. After all, the only purpose is to work through my trauma, not to necessarily produce a masterpiece.
i guess i just want so badly to be something great after being treated poorly for so long.