Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Creativity on Vacation
It hit me this morning that I've had to dig deep for writing material lately. I imagine it has happened to you: sometimes writing just flows and at other times it's a chore. I've come to realize that it's usually a chore if I spend too much time by myself and if I spend too much time inside.
I live in the perfect environment. Ahhhhhh ... Florida. Sandals all year long. It's a bit hot in the summer, but that passes and fall is such a relief. I am more creative when I get out into the fresh air and experience life instead of just writing about it. But, I forget to do that, and I'm currently overdue for my shot of outdoors.
Unfortunately, I came to this conclusion just as the lovebugs hit. Isn't it a cute name... "lovebug"... it brings to mind cute little ladybugs. The real lovebugs are not cute. They are little fly-like insects who hook together with each other, in unspeakable ways and fly around in pairs. They swarm, they die, and the rest of the time they live as larvae in the grass clearing out the extra thatch. Now, doesn't that inspire creativity?
Well, my creativity flew out the window when I realized the lovebugs were in town. They only last a few days. So, for a few days, I'll put that photo shoot on hold, stay in and read a good book -- maybe one you wrote.
Every now and then it's good to take a reading holiday. My feet are up and I'm going to escape to a world with no lovebugs.