When creating seems impossible, sometimes it is good to bide our time and do things that fill the well. Other times we have to jump in and make do with what comes. Pushing ourselves will not necessarily lessen our work’s quality, but it might get us back to flow.
We may not feel like cooking, but we will do it so we can eat. Our art will never appear without our exerting effort. Even if inspiration seems to desert us, we have agile minds, which can imagine even when the streams we commonly rely on have run dry.
We must do, or we fall into habits that include accepting creative blocks. There comes a moment we recognize a stop only exists as we allow it.
The cold moves over
Me like a breath of wind brought
In with the opening
Of a door unexpected
And I chill a little thrill.
Night has in its fists
All the light it took away
At the sun’s setting
It seems to whisper Winter
Has no patience to further wait.
I laugh that ready
Chortle that calls another
Game to begin here
For this too is my season
Breathing it, I brace with health.
One essential point to keep foremost in mind is that we are not guaranteed time. What we want to do we must be busy about doing. Finding a reason is easy if we wish to leave some evidence of our lives on Earth. We are capable of much more than we often believe. Only we can do what we can do.
If you must, borrow
A smile from a friend, stranger,
Then bend creation.
Here’s hoping everyone finds themselves with the mindset to create. It is so vital; in fact, it can change reality.
Wave upon wave drives
Crashing to shore swallowing –
Ejecting, found more.
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