Chloe & the Steel Strings

Divine Dissastisfaction

Written By: Joe English
June 2, 2020

If only Martha and Sara could understand how deeply those words connected with me! As someone who rarely feels completely understood, I felt a moment of peace wash over me as I read that passage again and again. It was what I needed to hear: My art is unique and special. My soul may never have an outlet to express itself again. If I don’t dedicate my life to sharing my unique creativity, that potential inside of me (and the possibility of impacting others through my art) will never exist. Although I think it’s my job to determine the value of my art, it’s not. It doesn’t matter whether I think my songs are good or bad, or better or worse than someone else’s. What matters is they’re mine, and they remain true to me, my thoughts, and my passions (my little forms of self-expression that I release into the world and share with others). Most of the time, I won’t believe in myself or my work. I’ll go through cycles of loving and hating my songs, trying to dissect the reasons they’re not quite perfect. No one who creates is ever content with their art; I’m not the first, and I won’t be the last musician, author, or painter to pick apart her creations. All I can do is be consciously aware of what stimulates me, what touches my heart, and what brings forth my expressive spirit, so when my soul has something to say, I’ll be ready to put a little piece of myself into song. Written by Chloe Wagenhauser (Singer/Songwriter)

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