Thursday, July 11, 2013

How to Create.

 

“One of the strangest things is the act of creation.

You are faced with a blank slate—a page, a canvas, a block of stone or wood, a silent musical instrument.

You then look inside yourself. You pull and tug and squeeze and fish around for slippery raw shapeless things that swim like fish made of cloud vapor and fill you with living clamor. You latch onto something. And you bring it forth out of your head like Zeus giving birth to Athena.

And as it comes out, it takes shape and tangible form.

It drips on the canvas, and slides through your pen, it springs forth and resonates into the musical strings, and slips along the edge of the sculptor’s tool onto the surface of the wood or marble.

You have given it cohesion. You have brought forth something ordered and beautiful out of nothing.

You have glimpsed the divine.” ~ Vera Nazarian

Nearly every day I am asked, "How do you do what you do...how do you create?"


I create from the deepest part of my most human soul...the me that is so very much me

I create each morning as I sit in my garden, and watch the dew form along the leaves.

And when the evening sun tips its hat to say, 'Good night' ~ in that moment, I am creating, too.

In everything I touch, feel, sense and do...my gentle muse stands with me, too.



It's who I am in every waking moment of my day.

To create is one of the deepest yearning of the human spirit ~ and when denied, this 'breath of life' slips away.

Creating isn't something we do, rather...creating is our truest sense of being.

Namaste my most beautiful friends...and just for today, go...do...and create.