This is the way my creative mind works.
I have spurts, sometimes lasting half an hour and sometimes hours where I can write a few articles and poems without stopping or taking care of my basic needs. I know I know, bad Anna.
Up until now, I have been judging myself for doing so.. Oh, Anna, your bed isn’t done yet and here we go again with the writing! Oh Anna, you are avoiding life and here you go again with the writing!
But today, and over the past week I’ve been learning to understand that these creative spurts need to be seized like there is no tomorrow because the next thing you know, your mind goes blank and you can’t formulate a stanza.
Hence, we have reached the artist’s dilemma, and it is not just with writers. I know that many of my artist friends are the same. And they have somehow learned a system that incorporates this systemic need to create when the heart and soul and brain want to create, with balancing life.
It is no easy task, but I am understanding now that these ideas must be grabbed onto because they disappear in the blink of an eye!
And the human brain, the heart and soul never run dry of things to write or paint about, this is the complex machines that we are,
we are made to create!
This piece right here is being written amidst submitting two resumes, preparing dinner and getting ready to nap, yet the idea grabbed a hold of me and I caved in.
And oh, I am so glad I did!
And oh, don’t let the ideas go to waste, let them gush forth like geysers, like steamships on high plains, like the heart longing to express itself whenever and wherever it can!
Don’t let it go. Go, write, paint, draw, do it, don’t let it go!
Anna Rozwadowska 2018