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…..
Human beings have an innate drive to create and when we do we feel a deep sense of satisfaction. But what I’m discovering now is that creating something new is an immensely satisfying experience no matter how big or small the creation. Whether you write a post, bake a batch of homemade cookies, or…..
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…..
I once read an article with this title “Worthwhile things are always hard” and while I liked the article well enough, what really grabbed me was the title. Because it’s so true. It’s hugely satisfying when it’s done, so why does the doing seem so hard?
I woke up today, as I do quite often, determined to “do the work”. For me, that means writing. But whether or not you like to write, it is a truth that we are simultaneously pulled to art – our creations as well as the art that is the way we live and design our lives – and to destruction.
I turned forty recently. Yea thanks. And it was on the way there, just over the past two years or so, that I’ve had a real waking up experience.
For some reason it began to dawn on me, out of the blue, although I must confess that might have to do with my own naivete. Perhaps wiser souls would look upon my life and say “well oh yes of course…
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.