Because You’re Good Enough, Smart Enough…

…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.

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7 responses to “Because You’re Good Enough, Smart Enough…

  1. That’s great! I need to hear stuff like this at the moment!

  2. I love “Sound And Spirit” and good to find out she has a blog.
    Have you listened to the whole song? I think I have been trapped by the air-freshener vampire (“don’t write about bad words, blood, or b***jobs”, but two paragraphs about a nice kitten your grandmother would be SOO proud of” or something like that).
    Those voices of doubt really keep us paralyzed don’t they? I am aiming for the third rail.

  3. Those are good words to remember. I’ll go look at that blog you mentioned.

  4. Love that vampire quote… I’m familiar with that particular breed, and their hour of visitation… I’ve also “received angels” at that hour – so (without going too black-and-white) – maybe they are related???

    I enjoy your blog – anthromama! You bring great things to my attention… Yummmm.

  5. Oh Yes! That’s my vampire! My very own personal one! Where’s that damn stake?

  6. Now that’s an effective visual!!

  7. Nana

    the vampires in the wee small hours are what suck your will dry.

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