Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Victoria Williams: 0201

People should stop trying to interpret the pain of others. It’s embarrassing. Artists especially should not. Therapists are allowed, to some degree, to deal in interpretation, but only to help the patient in their own attempts at it. Everyone may interpret their own pain. Everyone may attempt to assist others in reaching their own understanding, although I would personally like to see this more strictly regulated. If you want to you can dress your pain up as someone else’s, but then you may owe us all an explanation, and you may owe yourself one as well.