Creating is tough, sharing is not 

Very recently, I noticed that someone used the nature photographs I clicked few months before while visiting series of villages near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India for promoting their upcoming travel tour at the same place.

And instead of being happy, I got sad. 

I felt bad that I spent days in exploring the village and someone just used the art work for their business promotions without asking or even giving credit or acknowledgement!

After sometime, I stepped from everthing to allow my mind to return to equilibrium. And in calmness I tried to collect all the moments when I shared or used other artists artwork (write up, photo, idea, status update, research work etc) without giving them due credits or acknowledgment or when required their permission.

And thankfully, I found none!!

All of a sudden environment inside me turned joyous.My heart sent all the gratitude to all the artists who influenced and helped me through their work.

With gratitude the feeling of sadness melted and in the end I walked holding the hands of peace.

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4 thoughts on “Creating is tough, sharing is not 

  1. It’s quite a realization to become aware of how much of other people’s work we use in a lifetime, how little of our own output is actually completely ours. Even picture taking. There’s the equipment that I did not invent or put together. Yes, I bought it, but it would not have been possible without many others’ input. There’s the pictured landscape, city or nature. Again, I didn’t do that, just copied an image of it… without permission. As creators we should begin with one thought: everything I am creating if for society’s communal pot.
    If we lived in a free society rather than under a predatory capitalistic system we would feed “society” and from “society” we would in turn be fed. A natural flow. I try to always imagine a world where I would be completely free from having to say, “this is mine.” Imagine: no possessions, to me that’s bliss!

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  2. You always knew; always had it in you – if you did not, you would not be able to “thank me” for showing it to you for you would automatically resent my words. It’s your book, you wrote it. Maybe I just took it out of your bag and opened the cover… as a reminder. You are a beautiful person, Amrita.

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