Day 13 – CREATIVITY (Feb. 11)
The worst thing you can do to a human soul is to suppress its natural desire to create. Identify at least five ways in which you express your creativity everyday. Today, allow something unpredictable and joyous to express through you.
This I know to be true. Repressed creativity nearly killed me. Not writing is a fate worse than death for me. I tried, I truly did. All I got for the effort was insanity. Both Rilke and Bukowski agree: don’t write if you don’t have to. For it can be a lonely, solitary calling. But me, I have to.
Within months of starting to not write I began a most unfortunate decline. I tried to sever unbreakable bonds. I got involved with an alcoholic. The list goes on.
I did experiment with other outlets, and that was good for me. They have given me a new depth and fresh dimensions to use in writing. I learned to love helping things grow and came to see a whole new world of metaphor and opportunity in a bucket of kitchen scraps. I have long enjoyed other artistic outlets as well. They just don’t call me the same way writing does.
4. Draw. Paint. Sew. Crafts.