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Great stuff. Good to note "different strokes" though. ANY goad that "...coaxes us out of hiding..."—positive or negative—and into creating something fits the idea. Not all creative urges come from numinous glory.

It's said that necessity is the mother of invention, but I've found, often as not, that laziness or uncomfortability or joy or awe or any number of other lil pieces of sand in my craw can spur me to sing a new song, draw/paint, build, write, tinker or just think new thoughts.

It's our connectedness to our environment—AND to ourselves—that adds the spice. We are "thrown" into the world of relationships, of physical exigencies and ultimately back into our own minds and hearts and emotions as we confront what lies without.

Now, do we have a spark of spunk to meet what is "without" and respond with that spark of spunk to make something that just fits or better enhances that environment?

With a loved one, that fresh turn of phrase or unexpected caress?

With the lawn, a better way to mow and trim?

What?!? They're not creative enough? heh All of life is either habit or creation. Both have their places. The saddest thing is for someone to cede cretivity to others, to simply passicely accept life, living vicariously through the creativity of others and trudging from one conditioned response to another.

Whatever kicks the slats out from under that is good, at least to some degree, no matter how bad it may seem.


Exactly! I feel like it's an inching-forward kind of thing for me. I feel a little bit better about myself, and then I feel creative. Doing something creative feeds my soul, and then I feel a little better about myself, and so on ... and so forth. Fear of making mistakes ranks at the top of my list of self-hate issues for sure. Your dad must have been a really wonderful guy.

Nancy Bond

Excellent quotes! Great links, too.

Which brings me back around to the first quote above -- value and inspiration and creativity are interwoven together.

To me, this means that believing in yourself--in your self worth, in your ability--spawns inspiration and creativity. It reminds me of the lectures my Dad used to give to me about never being able to progress and move forward if you're afraid of making a mistake. :)

I needed to read these quotes tonight, too. Thanks.

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