WriteOnWednesday…cultiver votre jardin
July 30, 2008 § 5 Comments
To cultivate my creativity:
I steal “alone” time.
I write things down that sound like whining but evolve once I get to the bottom of the page.
I like to get into cities, drawi from all that energy, soak it up, get it on a page.
Things that make me come alive:
People, as in:
HM (I first fell in love with him because of our conversations…) who keeps me thinking
my kids who are cool, active young adults who keep me sharp
smiling, walking and smiling
shopping without buying anything
poetry – stuff I understand, usually Nature topics
drawing in my journal (I can’t draw, but it wakes me up and I morph drawings into writing)
being outdoors (tho’ I am not your typical outdoors person)
looking at architecture – interior and exterior
music and singing!
the scent of lavender
playing music anddancing in the library (of our house) when no one is around
challenges, like writing something odd or different or tackling a management problem
running with our big dog
Am I doing those things?
Several, as often as possible – (most are accessible)
and BTW, Becca, the writer who has been perhaps “key” in my life? Well, there are two. Charles Dickens early on; loved David C and Oliver T and the writing. And by college years, Annie Dillard. Who can write richer?