"Thinking is the enemy of creativity"
Art is an expression of an individual’s thoughts, and art is thus a part every individual; it’s simply a matter of finding a voice to express those thoughts. Expression, then, is individuality, and voice is art, with every individual having a unique story to tell with their own voice. Consequently, my dream is simple: listen and grow; cultivate my own art by listening to others’ voices because if you’re not really listening, you’re not really growing.
1. Pencil - Storytelling has always been a major part of my life; there are no boundaries to storytelling. Stories are infinite in a world where nothing is ever truly limitless, allowing free expression and one’s voice to be heard. Thus, I was driven to the art of storytelling at a young age by an unlikely friend: a small, number two pencil. With that pencil, I could tell any story, and if I could tell any story, I could do anything; to me, the pencil was limitless, and thus, the pencil was, and is, my muse.
2. Watch - As the platitude goes, we can never earn back time. While it is a relative concept, time is the fume everything runs on, which makes it even more crucial that we use it wisely. To me, a watch is not a reminder of the time of day; we have phones for that. Rather, a watch is a symbol of regret, remorse, and longing in my everyday life, reminding me that every second wasted is another second we can never earn back.
3. Blender Bottle - Fitness has always been an important part of my life. As a child, I played soccer; as a tween, I played basketball; in high school, I trained in mixed martial arts; in short, fitness has always been a large part of my life, seemingly dictating most of habits. This bottle, then, symbolizes my ideology. In carrying around a water bottle wherever I go, I am reminded that my body is my being, and that in order to take care of my being, I need to take care of my body. Thus, I am a firm believer that, with a healthy lifestyle, one can accomplish more, and a blender bottle signifies exactly that.
4. Guitar - Art takes many forms. While writing and film are the two most influential, music has always subtly stalked me throughout my life. That peaked when I learned to play the guitar. With my guitar, I was able to freely express myself in a new medium, diversifying my own way of life. With my guitar, I was able to convey my own thoughts freely and express myself in ways I hadn’t imagined before, broadening my own imagination.
5. Phone - Like a typical millennial, my phone never leaves me; it’s always attached to my body in some form. This nifty little thing helps me do everything: social media, take notes, communicate, etc.. So, quite simply, and again in typical millennial fashion, I don’t know what I’d do without it.