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    dots Submission Name: Broken Guitardots

    Author: Solomon Disease
    ASL Info:    101, male, earth
    Elite Ratio:    3.58 - 284/292/104
    Words: 640
    Class/Type: Misc/Misc
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    dotsBroken Guitardots

    When I was 17, I saw something that I thought was the most incredible thing ever.

    It was the return of John Frusciante as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    Scar Tissue. I have some now.

    In the video for Scar Tissue, Frusciante was playing a guitar with a broken neck and no strings.
    He even used a slide on it.

    When I saw that, being 17, directionless, confused, and just having no idea how to live, it seemed to capture my emotional state.

    I felt like I was playing the same guitar but looked less cooler than Frusciante in the video.

    I thought music and musicians had the answers. So I went about doing what I thought they would be doing to the best of my abilities and I thought I would find happiness.

    I was wrong. Many artists are the most tortured of us all.

    Some can take that pain and moves us beyond belief by inspiring us, by showing us that they have found light in all the darkness. And other artists spread their negativity, pain, and bitterness and tell you that's the way it is. It isn't.

    Life is beautiful. And artists that capture the beauty of life are the ones whose works you could use as tools to find your own path and your own answer or answers.

    But it wasn't cool to like artists with positive messages when I was 17.

    You had to like the negative suicidal junkies who failed at everything and created bitter angry intellectual property that got sold as the next cool hip angry edgy thing.

    What do we have? A generation of people who perpetuate a cycle of misery.

    I've never had a dad. I did, but didn't. And statistically that is the cause of boys failing at life.

    But I take responsibility for my actions now. Blaming him, her, art, whatever isn't going to solve any problems. Understanding that I control my life - that's a solution.

    I think I've got a second chance now. And I get a bit teary eyed because I look back at that 17 year old kid playing that broken guitar in his mind - and I wish I could help him and not have him go through all the pain and misery he ended up going through. I wish I knew then what I know now . . . how many people have said that? Too many, yet we fail to hear them.

    And sometimes I get teary eyed because I feel amazing that I managed to break through the darkness.

    Things are far for perfect. My life needs a lot of work.

    But now, I can honestly say, I feel . . . good . . . a lot of the times . . . but most importantly, I feel excited about living life

    That's it. This is not really a work. I was listening to one of those internet radio stations (which shall not be named because it might be considered advertisement) and Scar Tissue came on. And I had to write . . . something. I don't consider myself a writer. I think of myself as a dabbler.

    But many of you consider yourselves writers. Write about things that inspire us to greatness. If you look for beauty and positivity in your situation you will find it.

    Scientifically, the very act of observing something changes the characteristic of what you observe.

    You want to observe light as a particle? It will behave like a particle.

    You want to observe light as a waveform? It will behave like a waveform.

    Look for beauty, magic, and positivity in life? You will find them.

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      I applaud your honesty and admire that you have pulled yourself out of the darkness. The light is always there but it sometimes gets lost in our fog of introspection and self criticism. I'm sorry you had to go through so much but the strongest metals are forged in the hottest fires. Cliche' I know but it wojld not be if there were no truth to it. Keep looking for the waves.
    | Posted on 2015-03-22 00:00:00 | by jaycee | [ Reply to This ]
      Yes this is true. Many artist's have experienced torture in many ways. Both mentally and physically. Fame and fortune isn't really the answer, its only withered grass taking the form of something beautiful. Glitter isn't always gold, trash glitters too with its broken metals and glass. If we fall in we will be cut, deeply. Yes we all have a lot to learn and it is up to us to move on with the knowledge from our mistakes, the rights and wrongs of life. I remember being in darkness, suicidal even, selfishly hating myself, always thinking about me and my problems and my life. It took me a loong time but I've found the pearl I thought I never had, it was hidden deep in the ocean of my dark heart. The dark I became the more blinded I was. I am glad I saw the light of hope which captured me. I do hope the same for you. This was very heartfelt words you've written. "Beautiful things come from the dark" is one of my favorite quotes. But we have to open ourselves to that beauty.
    | Posted on 2015-03-19 00:00:00 | by ShadowParadox | [ Reply to This ]

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