Nietzche claimed that the lie is a condition of life. While this may be true, it is my own assertion that sadly, lying is more an extreme condition of some people's lives than of others. It is important to note that people are not as naive as some imagine and that more credibility is lost on one who possesses a dishonest, gossipy frame of mind than by one who just tells the occasional white lie....just as holding back and not telling the truth with our artistic expression can come across as stale or disingenuous if we do not create art with open hearts that express our own personal truths.
*Note to subscribers. This post was published last night in draft form. I hope no one was too confused by the incomplete version that was mailed to you. ;-)