Don’t Do It

“Grrrr. Trying to finish lyrics. Sorry my album is taking forever,” posted Swedish singer-songwriter, Lykke Li on her Facebook account last September 22.  She then followed it with a quote from writer Charles Bukowski to justify her statement.

I read the quote and I found it applicable to my situation because at that time, I was also suffering from the inability to put down my thoughts on paper.  I will share this quote to you, my transient visitor, because you might benefit from its wisdom, and apply it not only on situations wherein you are unable to articulate your thoughts and emotions, but also on life in general.

Ponder on this:

” Don’t do it. unless it comes out of your soul like a rocket, unless being still would drive you to madness or suicide or murder, don’t do it. unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, don’t do it. when it is truly time, and if you have been chosen, it will do it by itself and it will keep on doing it until you die or it dies in you. there is no other way. and there never was. “

– Charles Bukowski

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