When you die, “likes” won’t matter anymore, but the art you’ve created can still bring light to the world you’ve left behind.
The First Noel is a public domain song, but even upon its first popularization, its author was unknown. Public domain means a song can be freely used by the public. In the United States, a musical work published in 1925 or earlier is considered public domain.
Less than 100 years after you’re gone, attributions won’t matter, but that doesn’t mean your art doesn’t live on.
Are you creating art, songs, videos, dances, architecture…that will leave a mark of hope on the world well after you’ve exited THIS life?
In light of eternity, you have a very small window of opportunity to create, to receive credit for your work of art. But you, your message of hope and goodwill can live on, beyond your desire for credit, for connection with your audience.
The idea that my daughter and I are sitting down to play a carol that was written almost 200 years ago, is a divine miracle that demonstrates the eternal potential of our creativity.
Don’t be discouraged if you feel like you drop your art down a deep well everyday, waiting for even a distant echo of recognition in return.
Perform because it’s within you.
Create because you can.
Love because it’s eternal.
One day, receiving credit won’t matter.
FYI: My daughter has only taken up violin in the last month. I’m very proud of her.