Works that create an irrepressible need to express yourself
Take music, for example, you can study it in many ways : historically, genres, energy, impact on society, lyrics, etc…
There’s a book I love (Francis Wolff, Pourquoi la Musique ?) which studies the impact of music on human kind. What music does to us.
Any work of Art can be studied that way, a book, a sonata, a painting or a poem.
What does it do?
- A need to dance
- A need to know more about the artist
- A need to get more of her/him!
- Calm down
- Understandings of the things of life
- Beauty sparks
Some artists are so… peculiar that they can trigger this : “An irrepressible need to express yourself”.
Why? How? How does it work?
I read it about Proust, and I agree : it’s because his huge Lost Time group of books, besides being a fantastic work of literature, is also a big, constant river of ideas, of “tropisms”, little movements of the mind. It touches little parts of your brain you know very well but, well, nobody talked about it to you before. Therefore you have the constant impression that this guy knows you very, very well. It can become a drug (and it is !).
This puts you into a movement. You need to move, to work, to write, to tell. Your well set big trunks of ideas, in your head, begin to move. Things get alive. They want to get out.
Also, there’s the risk of mimicking the artist who triggered it. Get over it. Don’t care : the flow is here, ready to do its flow thing.
Work, work, work. And thank the person who, in the past, had the talent to open your desire to express.
Who are the person who did this to you?
Thanks for reading!
Proust crée chez son lecteur un besoin irrépressible de s’exprimer.