I came up with a theory last night around 3:00 am, which may also explain why I can’t find my purse, the grocery list that was “just in my hand” or the name of whichever child is standing in front of me. Now wait..what was I telling you?
Oh yes, my new theory…I rely on my five senses to tweak creativity. Anything from the sea-washed hue of my Beloved’s eye to the coating of crystals on the bony fingers of a tree…Beauty is inspirational…I can soar to new heights on the wings of a song, be motivated to reproduce by sniffing a random newborn, and the hot spray of an early morning shower can prove to be the wholehearted difference between delight and disaster. My senses indeed, inspire me.
Could the majority of Americans be so thoroughly uninspired by the 9-5 lives they lead, that their big chance for inspiration comes in the form of spicy bean dip on a frito, simply because Taste is the only sense that they are actually feeding?Hmmm..What inspires you?
As I grow a little older I’m finding the range gets much wider…….. Sometimes it’s just something simple that brings that awe…… and yet I really love things with lots of passion poured out….. i.e. Songs, Movies, Plays or even a meal! Maybe I just love passion!
Good stuff Anni! Love You…. can I blog that?
Ava Garland said:
I am also inspired by many things, often seemingly random =) My creativity can be sparked by the wide and wonderful array of cleverly conceived names for paint colors at Behr.com and the likes, the random scent of a person with the most delicious perfume or cologne, hearing the conversations of children or their comments on the world around them and their wonderfully unique and often humorous views on things and feeling the most yummy material.. Trust me when I say random.. my friend gave me a sample of this paper that her company is using for their notepads etc. and I decided that I would never need to stroke a smelly pet ever again! It felt just delectable and she would catch me from time to time the rest of the day stroking I think the softest paper I have ever felt to which she would respond with a hearty laugh. Northern and Charmin have NOTHING on this paper! My list is pretty endless so I’ll close since this is to be a comment and and a blog entry =)