No by Darius Frank

Never had an issue with hearing No. growing up, it was a regular response to a lot of necessities my family could have really benefitted from. So no throughout my life has been a natural progression of things. The no’s before a yes, the calm before a storm, the lull before they see the potential. Well, the lull has drained me of fantastic and I really can’t bring myself to perform anymore. 

I add another skill, learn another thing, create something new, and show it off to the world. To the reception of general praise and corporate boredom. I can’t crack the code on the way forward and I’m not faring well with having to reckon with this. You just get tired, school on top of school, job after job, experience and talent out the ass, and nothing. For half a year now, over 100 rejections and no real idea on recourse. Feels like I’ve failed this go round and if I truly failed, ain’t no coming back from that.

The Old Way of Doing Things is Still the Old Way by Darius Frank

There is something to going the analogue route, with processes that now have a digital solution. Aside from skill building and life enrichment, there is this satisfaction and/or pride in attaining the knowledge and following through to completion.

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No Need to Explain, Who Really Gives a F*ck? by Darius Frank

A part of me believes that these moments are brought on by this feeling that i've lived to long. Not in a suicidal thought kind of way, but more, my story is improvising these days, confused by turns, that came with growing older than 27. My childhood pact involved becoming something huge in my early 20's so I die an enviable tragedy by 27.

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Did You See That? by Darius Frank

I find it a treat when an artist is that transparent. My laziness won't allow me to contribute to such an endeavor, regularly. With the invention of social media, we get this look into artist's process. Without noticing, we take for granted this insightful offering. When you watch an artist talk, or explain on IG story. When you see someone cry on snapchat. Whenever you watch a vlog on Youtube of a figure workshopping new material. That should be cherished.

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Starting Life Crisis by Darius Frank

Just fucking get over it. You're older, not old. You're not dead, just dying. Work harder, smarter, faster, and more often. Create to have something to leave behind. Remember that though being young was fun, you wouldn't have gotten here, without the subsequent years in which you found yourself aging. 

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