I know this is a little late in coming, but I wanted to take some space here to honor Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys who passed away earlier this month from cancer. The Beastie Boys came onto the scene big time with their album Licensed to Ill when I was in High School…..
Wordless Inspiration #1
This post is part of a series in which I will post from time to time, something (usually an image with no words) that inspires me. Inspires me to dream, to do better, to gape at creativity and talent, to appreciate more. I believe that taking joy and inspiration in the…..
Credit: Habitually Chic
Credited to Debutanteseason.tumblr which I unfortunately can no longer find on the web.
I have something to tell. I don’t think it’s right to keep it to myself anymore. It’s time to come clean.
I am having a love affair. A love affair with Opera.
Yes, the music. Sorry if that’s not as juicy as you were hoping for but I assure you it is juicy!
Some of the poetry that has moved me the most in my life has been in song lyrics. When the way it’s sung and the turn of phrase hits you just right, right in the center of your chest, you feel that connection. We are not alone. Our emotions of joy, heartache, aspiration, hope…..
Creativity is the itch that goes with that feeling. Creativity is peering at the invisible; smelling it, sensing it, and feeling irrationally compelled to try to bring it into form. It is feeling pulled to do something, to create something to bring something into existence that never existed in quite the same way before.
As much of an upside as they have, this weight we put on the first can also intimidate and distract us from moving and thinking beyond it. Moving into deeper waters, into the journey, because we’re afraid of the initial shock and the chance that we might screw it up.