Monday, May 21, 2007

Inspiration

I have noticed that inspiration comes in spurts. I'll have a flurry of brain activity or life experiences that create ideas for several posts all at once. And then, I'll go through a dry spell where my life must be so boring or I'm so focused on other things that inspiration escapes me. This same thing happened when I would try to write articles for our college newspaper or when I would try to get a paper turned in for one of my classes (and as an English major - I was always writing some paper.) I would have days (or nights) where the words would just jump from my brain faster than I could type and I'd hammer out my paper or article in no time - and be quite pleased with it. Other times, I was searching, hoping and plain desperate for something with some semblance of ingenuity to write down and turn in. And I don't even think of writing poetry until the moment strikes (and I know what the moment looks like to me). So, the inspirational times are fun and the dry spells aren't.

3 comments:

Becky said...

i'd like to read some of your poetry.

IBreakCellPhones said...

I don't think it's a big deal to go through creative dry spells. I have them all the time. I don't think there's anything wrong with not having a post every day, or even every week. Even God went through a "dry spell" from the sixth day of creation until he created the stone tablets for Moses.

IBreakCellPhones said...

Oh--just remember, we are creatures in time. What does time show us but change? It's OK to be different from one time to another.