31 March 2010

creative life: the good, the bad, the salsa of it all.

I woke up at 5 Monday morning {which, by the way, is totally ungodly. I don't care who you are [hah, hi dad] but seriously. 5 am is just ... so wrong. I agree with my mommy: Vespers is the best time of day} But anyway, that's not the point here. I woke up at 5 Monday morning, and I began seriously and immediately craving salsa.

I don't know, I didn't question it, I just woke and knew: today, somehow, someway, I will have salsa.

It was like my soul needed salsa. And, magically, Betsy and I went to lunch at my new-slash-old favorite taqueria in Decatur [new because we've been there twice in the last week, and old, because the last time I was there was in highschool] and I ordered chips-and-salsa. And was presented with a beautiful plate of three varieties of salsa. I should have just eaten that for lunch. My soul was immediately happy.

I so wish that my creativity was like that plate of salsa: I craved, I said it out loud, and Bets took me to a place where I could get it. I wish I could:

*Get Inspired [crave]
*Fully imagine the whole experience [say it out loud]
*Have someone take me to the place I need to go to get what I need to complete it

But I find, more often now than ever, that my creativity is like a mountain, in that it's as much about the climbing as it is about being at the top. 

Sometimes it's as much about the craving as it is about satisfying the craving.

{both photos iPhone photos by (c)quiet+world+creative}


  1. Creativity can be so much enhanced by other people. I get so many ideas to blog about and write about, but the ideas get strengthened when I ask someone to take it and run with it.

    At least, that's what I feel like has been happening lately.

  2. I think creativity sometimes is spawned from a different place. Maybe you could try changing things in your office space or bedroom just for a little while and surround yourself with things that inspire you.
    Who knows...you may draw pictures of the mountains of inspiration you are dreaming to climb and post them on your walls so you're surrounded by creativity (in mountain form that is) :)
    I know...I'm a dork.
    I was going to write a demeaning comment about myself here, but I won't. I hope my "idea" can help you :)
    I love you!