That being said, I found an essay by a woman named Rebekah Joy Plett. I have taken the liberty of changing a few words, but for all intents and purposes, they are her thoughts that remarkably mirror my own. I think it’s relevant to what I’m trying to do with my project “Heartbeat”.
“When you support the work of an independent artist you are supporting more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are supporting hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures interspersed with glorious successes. You are supporting days, weeks, months, years of frustration and also moments of pure joy. You are offering relief for nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to buy gas, having enough money to feed the doggies and kitty kat. You aren’t just supporting a thing, you are supporting a piece of the heart, a part of a soul, private moments in someone’s life. Most importantly you are allowing that artist more time to do something they are passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life in to the living.”
For all of you that are part of my 70% I thank you for giving my “Heartbeat” a pulse.