I went to a house show in Nashville last night. There was awesome music and amazing artist. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it, but I realized something while I was there. Art, in whatever form dramatizes life. It's all drama. When there is a song that moves you it was probably written about a situation that wasn't really that moving. It was an every day moment. A break up, an epiphany, a life change. We take these moments in stride and they seem and feel smaller and less important than when we hear someone else singing a song or talking about inspiration for their artistic piece. I'm not saying these things are less significant. I'm saying we attribute more significance to the experiences of other, simply because they express them better than we could. We read a poem, hear a song, or watch a movie and get shivers because it "seems" larger, bigger, better than what we experience. We long for and desire a life like these things. It's fake though. It's no larger or better than your life, just framed in a way to make it appear so. This is why artists don't attribute the significance others do to their art.

One of the singers last night was taking requests and he started to play one and couldn't remember the lyrics. Can you believe that?! He couldn't remember his own song! But he wrote that song 8 years earlier and it's not as significant to him as to the fan that wanted to hear it. I guarantee the fan has that song memorized and ingrained in his being, but the artist, he forgot it. I know artists feel this way because this is how I feel about my art.

I don't think this is a negative thing. I simply find it's interesting that the lovers of art take more meaning and love it more than the actual artist does.