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u n k n o w n Unknown; it can be a damp reality. But amidst all of the chaos stands the unknown’s driving force, proudly awaiting its conqueror. Unknown; it is a blank slate yearning to feel the hard bristles of a painters agony, or to have poetic words hurled like ‘bombs of hope’ at its cold face, or to be numbed by the seductive tone of callused fingers romancing a polished guitar. It is a step, a mystery, sometimes a painful plunge, or a sun drenched impulse. The unknown is a possibility and a risk. It is a challenging trek through the burning sands or your mind in search of that oasis, the quenching confidence for what seems like aimless physical and emotionally draining effort. Hours of work going unrecognised, hours that strip you of all optimism, leaving your very ‘being’ vulnerable and in the cold embrace of menacing inhibitions. Even the arrogant ticking hands mock what is unknown, slapping your determined soul red with resentment, only to find yourself wanting to ‘give up’ on what you adore most passionately. Anxiety converses with the now passive reason whilst doubt stealthily tackles your clarity. Pinning it down, the constricting serpent of doubt tightens its grip with every resisting gasp. This thwarting cloud exposes your frustration and you have it out with a pen, staining your passion on unscathed paper. You summon your canvas to a dual, brandishing the blade of your brush and even bash your wallowing fingers against stunned piano keys. You create a piece stemming from the itch of not knowing, doubting and criticising. It is then epiphany pulls you by the lobe and whispers; Realise that this is creating, this art, this is what you know. Pursue it because you know it so well. It exists for you. You know it does, all you have to do is listen, see, feel, unravel and express The unknown soon exalts a familiar fragrance, the effort and creation becomes known. Without even thinking the comfort in your ability and domain feel divinely right. The unknown sheds its cocoon and the ‘known’ rises in its magnificence. written by Keshav Yoganathan

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The Unknown Magazine - Issue One - Step into The Unknown  

An abridged version of The Unknown Magazine's debut issue; '' Step Into The Unknown. Jam packed full of fresh creative talent.

The Unknown Magazine - Issue One - Step into The Unknown  

An abridged version of The Unknown Magazine's debut issue; '' Step Into The Unknown. Jam packed full of fresh creative talent.