“-overall I felt like I didn’t have to do things the way everyone else does them because I found a way to do things that worked for me.”
If anything I feel like the benefit of art has always been to feel comfort and to make you feel less alone- to provide connection to other people. You may have had this experience by yourself, I may have had this experience by myself, but we can watch this together and we can share this catharsis and find renewed connection. That’s really what I hope to achieve.
Art is what we need to make the world valuable. I think the world might exist for the sake of art. I’m going to go with, ‘joy.’
It’s something I’m still aspiring to, that I’m really hoping I can achieve. I want my characters to be happy. I want them to have peace.
In 1879, a postman Ferdinand Cheval was struck by the qualities of a random stone he tripped on while on his mail route.
Elton John is the rare artist who transcends the hubris of the concept, in his case going on this farewell tour is an act of grace and kindness.