What matters is that you do good work. What matters is that you produce things that are true and will stand….
What matters is not the perception, nor the fashion, not who’s up and who’s down, but what someone has done and if they meant it. What matters is that you want to see and make and do, on as grand a scale as you want, regardless of what the tiny voices of tiny people say.
It is a fuckload of work to be open-minded and generous and understanding and forgiving and accepting, but Christ, that is what matters.