You Don’t Respect Art

© Lauren Lank /

Creating beautiful things is the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted. Writing poetry that moves people. Writing novels that tell thrilling tales. Painting a masterpiece. It’s like trying to hit a target you can’t see. It can’t even be defined as such until after the fact. Often the artists making masterpieces don’t know they’ve done so until long after the work is complete. Art is hard. Yet we now live in an age that is less kind to art, artists and…



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