Sunday, December 27, 2015

Being found by inspiration

I often wonder about the nature of 'inspiration'. What makes us create? How does creativity work and what evokes it? Is she a golden spark, a veiled goddess, a shy butterfly, a ray of sunlight?
How can we catch her and get her to assist us? 
Why, when trying, we keep failing dramatically? 

Inspiration does not want to be called.
Neither wishes to be invited, to be enticed, or to be given orders. 
We can't buy, earn, achieve, give or take her. 

She waits. 
Until we get the message. 
Until we stop trying. 

And then
she flutters down, 
covers our brain with a wing 
and lightly guides our hand. 

And sometimes...when cleaning brushes on a newspaper with skribbles,  she's there and giggles at us.
She does not want to be found. 

She wants to find us.

1 comment:

  1. Hallo,
    ik probeer het maar op deze manier. Ik doe mijn best mij aan te melden bij Creatief Contact. Het lukt me niet om een profielfoto up te loaden. Foto's zijn jpg'tjes en onder de 2 MB. ik kan op die website ook geen probleem melden omdat ik me eerst aan moet melden, dus een kringgesprek ;-)
    Hoe nu te handelen?
    met Joke Verveer