To Professor Gargamel

October 25, 2000

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It is reassuring to know that I have not become unaffected by adversity. I would hate to think that I already lost intensity in my early twenties. Raw emotions are vital when pursuing a career in the arts. Whether positive or negative, these sensations are brought on by inspiration and invited into existence at will. Without such sentiments, meaning is unattainable and the creation of art is useless. To place a grade on perfection is arbitrary; perfection can metamorphose itself into a decorated collage of mistakes and mishaps making room for improvement. Perfection is contaminated when taken a step further, yet contamination can be used as medicine for flaws gently creeping towards their perfection.

Author: Lindsay Niemann

Writer | Graphic Artist