Saturday, 2 May 2009

Creation of an Artist

Good days, plenty sun and gardening :-)

We have a redevelopment soon to happen near us - bungalows being knocked down for flats. We are saving the plants that have become established in the gardens there by rehousing them in ours. Shove up weeds ^^

Interesting thing about the music artist Prince and how his epilepsy transformed him into a flashy performer...

Prince reveals epilepsy

What prompted the flashy, eccentric persona that helped make Prince a king of the music world? The singer was compensating for a painful childhood struggle with epilepsy, he revealed this week. "I've never spoken about this before, but I was born epileptic," the reclusive 50-year-old pop star told PBS host Tavis Smiley in an interview. "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it, but they did the best they could with what little they had." Prince also cited divine intervention in helping him cope with the disorder. "My mother told me that one day I walked in to her and said, 'Mom, I'm not going to be sick anymore,' and she said, 'Why?' I said, 'Because an angel told me so.' " But his struggle didn't end there. He was often teased in school, he recalled. "And early in my career, I tried to compensate by being as flashy as I could and as noisy as I could."

I love to act from very early on for a lot of similar reasons. Lots of my peers enjoyed 'fame' but my character parts allowed me freedom to breath into being odd and feeling different. People who complimented me would get my reply 'its not me up there on stage' my disconnected epileptic ego getting some respite of the rush to be one of the 'ME's"


Anonymous said...

hey emily

i am intrigued by the title of your blog...sorry to here the old CP seizures are hassling you. i can sympathise there...i was looking for a blog on epilepsy. the funny thing is that i live in aberystwyth now, but grew up in slapton and my partner worked at sharpham in totnes for a while.the whole area is my home!
well good look with the plants.

mary alice

Emily said...

Hi Mary :) I'm a tantric buddhist practitioner so i am on the look out for blissful open space... hopefully bound for it ...

On the other hand my epilepsy 'binds' me in a space that i hope to continue to explore.

Part of me wonders if the two spaces are related, so i watch and learn :-p