Have You Deliciously Lost Yourself In Creativity Recently?

Have you ever been so caught up in what you were creating that time slipped away from you? Maybe it was a book you were writing – it was tea time when you started and all of a sudden you look up from a delicious scene where the lovers are reunited at the top of a breathtaking cliff, the mist swirling in with the sea, to find that it is past dinner time and you’ve never even moved! Or maybe you have found yourself, after the kids are asleep, staring into the fire, dreaming up delights, and the next thing you know it is long past the time you wanted to get into bed yourself. 

It is good to dream! Dreaming is what feeds our creativity. It is one of the great delights of living a creative life! You need to dream. To envision beauty. Seek out beauty and gaze at it, read it, touch it. 

Beauty can come in small doses – sometimes those are the best! 
Here is a poem I was reading this weekend to refresh and inspire myself. It turned out to be an excellent reminder to me (and maybe for you, too!) to take in all the little moments of beauty…to daydream…and to create stunning moments of beauty on paper!

I started early, took my dog,

And visited the sea;

The mermaids in the basement

Came out to look at me,

And frigates in the upper floor

Extended hempen hands,

Presuming me to be a mouse

Aground, upon the sands.

But no man moved me till the tide

Went past my simple shoe,

And past my apron and my belt,

And past my bodice too,

And made as he would eat me up

As wholly as a dew

Upon a dandelion’s sleeve – 

And then I started too. 

And he – he followed close behind;

I felt his silver heel

Upon my ankle, – then my shoes

Would overflow with pearl.

Until we met the solid town,

No man he seemed to know;

And bowing with a mighty look

At me, the sea withdrew. 

~Emily Dickinson 

What beauty have you stopped to take in? What creative project has totally ingrossed you recently? Is it a challenge for you to immerse yourself in your creative work, or just the opposite? Please comment below! I would love to hear from you. 


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