…and Doggone It, People Like You!
I recently subscribed to author and Sound and Spirit host Ellen Kushner’s blog, and today she shared some of the delightful lyrics from the song “Die, Vampire, Die!” from the Broadway musical [title of show]:
“The last vampire is the mother of all vampires, and that is the vampire of despair.
It’ll wake you up at 4am to say things like:
Who do you think you’re kidding?
You look like a fool.
No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good enough.
Why is it that if some dude walked up to me on the subway platform
and said these things, I’d think he was a mentally ill asshole,
but if the vampire inside my head says it,
It’s the voice of reason?”
Not just “creative” people, but all of us, might do well to ask that question of ourselves. And then push that vampire right off the subway platform onto the rails.