Artists are often portrayed as loners, outsiders, or not fitting into mainstream society. Though some artists may desire to be left to their own devices, it is more the exception than the rule. I would say most creatives desire to feel connected and that they are not alone. Artist communities, co-ops, and organizations provide opportunities for those involved in creative pursuits. They give a since of belonging while facilitating feedback, resources, inspiration, and often offering outlets to share one's work. Though some will forgo "formal" groups , they will still seek out connection so
they are not alone.
Are you feeling alone? Have those you trusted abandoned you? Do you feel like others won't understand or accept you...so you are isolating yourself? Whatever the reason might be for your feelings of being alone....YOU ARE NOT ALONE. So many in this world...RIGHT NOW...are experiencing the same feelings. They might be hurt, misunderstood, rejected, or in the midst of a struggle...just like you. These are shared human experiences. Around you right now are people who care about you, and desire to be there for you (even if you don't feel like there is in this moment). If you are someone who has a personal relationship with the Lord...he is there for you in the midst of what you're going through. In Isaiah, he tells his people "I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you, "Don't be afraid. I will help you.". Doesn't this bring a sense of reassurance to you in the midst of your struggles? Doesn't this bring comfort to your heart, mind, and soul? Doesn't this remind you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE? God loves you. He cares for you. He is with you.