What sparks your creativity?
a song, poem, picture…
I’m sure the answer is different, to some amount of degree or another, from one person to the next.
That is the comeliness of creativity – it bestows its wares without restraint of typicality.
- A pattern of freshly cut grass
- The dance of windblown leaves
- A lyric to a song which bolds itself in your mind’s eye
- A stranger’s gracefulness
- A coffeeshop, somehow bustling and quiet simultaneously
- The words of another – igniting your own sentences of thought
- A photograph
- A couplet, a stanza
- [fill in the blank]
There is a surplus of origins.
The beauty of my thankful state is that I experience copious amounts of promptitudes. The instigator of creativity Himself, endued me with this passion for artistry of various forms.
Reading, Allegory, Poetry, Writing, Theater, Dance, Song, Lyric, Painting…
The list persists.
What I know to be true of myself: if I am not creating in some way,
if I am not noticing inspiration’s beckoning,
if I am unopened in eyes,
untuned in ear,
then I am incomplete – lacking in the simple movement of progress itself.
I become stunted.
Stagnant. Tepid in patheoginicity.
And so I ache for movement. Of any kind. In any direction. For even if it is backward a few steps, it is a chance to learn. A chance to gather footing and an opportunity to recalibrate to my Compass who moves me every which way – ultimately bringing me closer to the folds of His arms.
Sideways, forward…take me anywhere. It cannot change my destination’s end. And so the trek is ever-laden with adventure. Pregnant in promise and seeped in spontaneity. I thrive on such. And after all, to thrive in any measure is my desire.
What is creativity to you? What food does it give to your malnourished soul?
Speak, for we learn by telling our stories to one another. We grow in the company of others. It is the beautiful truth of fellowship. Defined not by zip codes, ages, nor even similar experience.
It is the wisdom hidden in every person that enlightens our days to His beauty indwelling.