We say we want it, but we don’t always want the truth and what it may bring. But still, we say we want it.

I’m in the studio now, working on another Kirk record. And sometimes I have ideas that are a little left. So, to make sure that I’m not looking stupid in my creative process, I am always asking those around me for their honest opinion about my songs and the creative vision I have for them.

Now before I go further, let me explain to some of you who wonder why this would be an example worth sharing. You must understand that people who create any type of ideas always feel venerable to those ideas and visions being critiqued or criticized. Like if someone was judging your baby to see if they were cute or not; to see if the outfit you spent hours putting together for your little angel gets the “oohs” and “ahhs” you were hoping for. That’s how deep it is. So, I had an idea for a song that was a little different but was personal to me; they ALL are personal to me.

After I played the idea, the room fell silent. Not in wonder but in shock that I had pushed the envelope that far, and because what I was pushing wasn’t that good. And although I wanted truth, deep down I wanted praise.

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