I am an artist.
But I am not simply a dreamer. I do not simply type on a keyboard until good things pop up. I do not doodle in a sketchbook until I come up with a person. I am not aimlessly trying to create pretty things.
You see, I have unlocked the secret of artists. And I am going to share it with you.
We are artists. We are the ones who come up with things that others have not. We are like Dom Cobb, planting ideas into their heads, situations, people, places, things. We perform inception every time we write, every time we draw, every time we create.
We also make people feel. We have the power to make people laugh, to cry, to smile, to feel, to love. When we create, and people watch, we are making them feel what we have, and that can cause many a good thing to happen.
We have the power to inspire, to teach. We can let people know they are not alone. We can show them that things are not always impossible, that they can be the change. That they can do great things. That there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We can be the change we want to see.
We have the power to heal. We can help the suffering with our words, our colors, our ideas. We can show them ways out of their problem, or we can simply help ease their pain. We have the power to save lives, restore the wayward, and provoke many thoughts.
Most importantly, we have the power to create.
It has been said that there is a deity above us, who has created us and loves us and helps us live our lives. And that has given us a gift, a well known but little discovered gift to let us do the same.
We create places never inhabited, languages never spoken, people never conceived, sights never seen, ideas never thought, bonds never made, worlds never created. We create these from the dust of our thoughts, from the depths of our mind, and we can give them to everyone. We have the power to change the world with the ones we create. Even if we are simply taking ideas once thought of, we are still creating our own things from present building blocks.
I may be a dreamer. Hell, I may be completely insane. But I know what I'm capable of. What we're capable of. All of us. We are all artists, we are all creators. We are all teachers, inspirations, healers, influences, even if we do not know it. Even if the artists are few and far between, the power to create is within all of us. You just have to try. Do not abuse this right with wrong, hateful or uninspired things, simply follow your instincts, and let them forget nothing. Even if you think you can't, you can.
Some of us, like Mario, are brave. Some are strong, like Donkey Kong. Some of us are intelligent, like Zelda. Some of us are leaders, like Fox. Some are good spirited, like Kirby. Some are wicked, like Ganondorf. Some are loving, like Peach. I could go on; there are many different types of people in this world.
There is one thing we share, though. We are all creators. Now it is time we create an amazing life for all of us. We are, after all, the breath and life of the world.