“I don’t know that I am an artist”

So I am having difficulty accepting this idea that “to be an artist, you must not say/think that you are an artist”

. . . whaaaat?

I can understand people not knowing they are an artist… IN FACT, nobody knows they are an artist at first- but anyone can art, so doesn’t that mean that anyone can say that they are an artist?

This idea that is thrown around is pretty discouraging, so I’m challenging it.

Simple

and deep.

That is what I need.

I’m okay with your misunderstanding

and used to the blank stares, blinks.

I need amusing conversation

yet serious philosophy.

I need some sweet in my salt.

I need the softest feeling

wrapped inside hardened plastic.

I need heat

and I need a fresh cool.