I write my best songs when I’m feeling frustrated.
When I’m feeling low-down or pissed off and I can find a way to transmute that negative emotion into a song, those tend to be my favorite.
To me, this is amazing.
It means that I never REALLY have to feel all that bad about an obstacle in my path.
Because, when I’m feeling well, then great.
And when I’m feeling depressed or anxious, I can transmute that energy into “gold” as well.
In the back of mind, even at the height of rage, I can smile knowing that I can use the “negative” emotions for something positive.
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
― Marcus Aurelius