Daily Prompt: Express Yourself
I’m not sure what expressing yourself really means. Aren’t’ we expressing ourselves just by existing?
I did a simple Google search for the definition of the word express.
The first meaning is this: convey (a thought or feeling) in words or by gestures and conduct.
The second is this: squeeze out (liquid or air).
I get the feeling that the second definition actually came first. I think that when I’m expressing myself, I’m squeezing out my essence. I’m showing you my inner-self, the part of me that’s hidden by skin, bones, and ego.
I like to create, but I’m not sure why. I don’t think I set out to bare my soul to those who are interested. But now that I’m thinking about it, this is exactly what I’m doing.
I don’t think I can ever be successful at expressing myself. Anything I draw, write, paint, sing, or dance is still superficial. Maybe that’s why we keep creating. We hope that someday the world will see us for who and what we really are.
Something to ponder.