Creative Baggage—Unloading emotional baggage in a creative way; for a creative person to vomit out creative content and outputs as a form of therapeutic way of coping with his or her burdens
I don’t exactly know what Aria meant in this context—considering she and Ezra are working on a book about his dead girlfriend. But the above is how I see it. It was Ezra unloading his emotional baggage and converting it to something creative.
And as a designer, self-proclaimed writer and poet (oops), I have many times been guilty of this. The more hurt I am, the more euphoric I feel, the more furious I feel, the word here is feel you see. The more I feel the more I churn out. Through painting, drawing, playing the piano, through music…then poetry writing, or even just plain prose about the asshole who breaks hearts. Those are awesome.
There was this period of time I was totally binge-writing poetry over and over again, and those were pretty satisfactory pieces in my eyes; because there’re so raw and full of truth. Though sometimes I am careful of not airing my dirty laundry, but we can always cover it up with metaphors or even abstract art.
I love reading such pieces too, I love listening to people’s stories and experiences especially if they’re so vulnerable and full of enriching, inspiring lessons about life.