Wherein lies the problem?

Posted: April 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

What do you do when you’re in a creative field and surrounded by creative people?

You be creative.

Simple? Maybe not. How do you “be creative”? Is it something you can learn? No. Is it something that can be taught? Definitely not. So what do you do? What if the life you have been living has dulled you. What if a mundane life has compelled you to become numb to creativity. Your mind processes only what you’re told to.

Then what? Just cover it up, grow a long beard, gaze into the distance and pretend you’re “creative”? That could work. Maybe get a pair of thick rimmed glasses and throw in a hat to complete the look. That could fool many. But could it fool you?

What do you do when you feel useless and completely devoid of creative juices? You feel that maybe you’re in the wrong place? Or feel you’re better off doing that dead end job with that deadening effect on your mind? Those moments of writing and painting as a younger man are glimmers of a distant memory. So what do you do when you feel like you’re facing the barrel of that self deprecating shotgun?

You push yourself. You push yourself. Maybe I didn’t say it right. You PUSH yourself. And when you’re tired, you push yourself more. When you fall down, you pick yourself up and you push more.

It isn’t over when you feel you are, its over only when you know you are.


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