Art is not easy.  Whether it’s creating it or getting the world to give a damn about what you made, the path of the creator comes with a price tag that often includes poverty, scrutiny, turbulence and instability.  The artist has to live in the moments: some past.  Others present and future.  It is our moments that get us through the rest of it.

For inspiration I look at a guy like actor Michael K. Williams, star of both HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire.  His price came with a blade slash across his face in some bar one night.  It came in the form of drug addiction.  It came in the form of being typecast and pigeon-holed.  He had to grey before he got there.  Maybe I do too.