Thursday, September 1, 2011
Ask any creative, where they get their inspiration to do their best work, their best painting, their best writing, what inspired their best work. I don't just think it applies to creatives. Generally anyone really.everyone has a muse. A source of inspiration. A reason for their best work. The reason why your talent is the way it is. It could be a place, a feeling you get, a person, an experience....it could even be something you wear, your lucky underwear perhaps. To the lucky ones, its God. According to urban dictionary: Muse : The greatest band in the world.....
#give me a moment to shake my head# and with that I give you my favourite muse song :
but a few pages in: Muse : someone special who gives you the ability to write something amazing. music, poetry, stories.its like someone who always gives you a spectacularly exquisite idea or feeling that enables you to create (or come up with) a great thing. its A HUUUGE compliment.
Inspiration needs to be fueled, great works need to be inspired. If one muse fades, another needs to be reborn because once it goes, it goes with a significant part of you. The most significant part of you. I write about muses because my muse broke, cracked, got lost, just did something that wasn't right. I can't explain it. It just went. And because it left me, I have been unable to write, draw or even think in any creative manner for awhile now. My creativity just walked away. Waved, blew one of those meaningless kisses and went on holiday. It's not a heart breaking moment, when you wake up and realise, not only don't you feel like but that you don't care. You just become indifferent to your life as you knew it. Indifferent to the very thing that defines you.
Suddenly all I want to do is sit back, stare at birds singing and do nothing. All I want is to change who I am and become something different, do something different. So I'll admit I have slowed down. Not because I'm bust but because my mojo broke and I don't quite feel like finding it now. Being in a job and a business that requires abit of creativity, I know this is not the best place to be at. But I just don't feel like.
in my mind sip my margarita I wonder if I will ever want a muse like the last one, whether I want anything else to inspire me so strongly, so deeply. ( no strike that)....I want a muse that will inspire me even more strongly, that will take me even higher, that will help me conquer myself, that will take me further, deeper, make me happier. Maybe I'm in this place so that I can rest, regruop, come back with a bang, or at the very least, a slight ripple. Yeah. Maybe that is why. I think I will accept that as a reason.
I read somewhere: actually in a book I was given by my good friend- It's your time, that all you need to do is take that next step, you are closer to your goal than you think. Maybe all I need is to get up from my magharita, I may be closer to my next big thing than I think.