If you are a lover of art then this is no new name to you. Vincent Van Goh’s is considered one of the worlds best painters, however his life is what I call tragic.Here is a young man passionate about life and art in particular.Just like many of us have a love for certain things, singing, poetry, acting whatever your poison is. First a short story about him.
Vincent was a Christian boy who loved life and school in general,so it was hurting for him that he had to leave school due to financial constraints and he was forced to go work at his uncles Cornelia’s art dealership shop.Where his love for art was realized. He then moved to London to work at other art dealerships and where he continued to learn, although talented he still had to refine his skills, in one of the letters he wrote to his younger brother, he said he was fulfilled in his work of painting. He would travel a lot and during this, he would stop by a field and draw what he saw. When I say he would travel don’t think I mean business class trips. I mean,by train with little to eat,coffee and bread on a good day.His love life is another thing, always rejected by the women he pursued, he would run to paint to hide away from the pain. Vincent hiding all his emotions and feelings caused him to be depressed .As much as he would try to refresh his mind by painting he would still get hurt, he was even admitted at the psychiatric hospital for a while.
900 painting later and he only sold one for 400francs ,Sadly ,two weeks later he died from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the chest.His brother and friends from the local inn he was living in tried to save him and he refused, he wanted to die because it was his body and after all he can do whatever he wanted.He even went further ahead to plead with his brother to let him find peace by dying because he had too much pain going on.
Now, to how this life can become yours if your not careful.
Lesson 1.Let go and talk it out. sometimes and especially the men, you decide I’ll close in my emotions because it’s the in thing. To look and appear tough. Then stress catches up sooner or later and your just a walking bitter old woman/man at the age of like 25 not even make up can save your skin appearance because your all wrinkled up from bitterness. Why not talk it out,personally, thank God for my best friend, iv laughed, cried, experimented on ideas some have worked others failed but I have someone through out the process, life is much easier when you have a friend. Someone you can trust for that matter.
Lesson 2. Go after what you want, in the case of Vincent he wanted to still pursue school but he was forced out to go work at an art dealership now don’t get me wrong, Education is important but in this case he was being forced to go start on his purpose for his life. Once he settled into painting, he was always happy in fact during his painting moments he was never depressed. Many people here have that problem called procrastination. That was me at some point.well, I love writing but let’s wait till I get this done that will open the way. Until a friend of mine just said “Joanne, just do the damn blog already and shut up!” Normally I would be like I know you did not just talk to me in that tone but there was a point. Chitty chatty chat chat *Insert Kung fu panda voice is what you are doing, talking too much instead of doing what you love. With or without money, just do it.The rest will fall in place.
Lesson 3. Don’t give up. You have probably heard this one, hold on don’t give up.It always gets tough.Out of 900 paintings he sold one for little money and then he killed himself.Right now he is considered one of the worlds best painters, what would have happened if he just held on a little longer and continued to paint? Would he have tasted the fruits of his labor perhaps? Would he have found true love, a love that is willing to accept him for him? If he were to come back to life right now, how would he feel having cut his life short at 37years and being termed a legend in the world of art? Same thing, you who wants to give up on your dreams, what if tomorrow is the day when you actually get that big break? No one said it was easy. It never is .You just have to wipe those tears and keep it moving.
Now go forth and slay.