I loathe this feeling.
The idea of having little to no creative inspiration literally keeps me up at night.
Have I so little inside me fueling any type of creative expression that I have peaked at writing a few humorous blog posts and a few songs when I was a teen?
I enjoy creating. Using my imagination to come up with something original and sharing it with others. But during these times where inspiration seems to have dried up like the Sahara, my frustration tends to turn toward annoyance at all the ways the rest of humanity seems to be churning out one creative work after another.
And truthfully…I want to punch them.
Well, maybe not the person (I’m not violent in action, only thought). I want to strike their talent on the jaw and tell it to calm down.
Seriously. How many amazing songs do you need to write or paintings do you need to produce or stories of hobbits do you need to create before you run out of creativity?
How do these people find so much inspiration in their daily lives and are they, perhaps, taking some sort of pill to help unlock hidden recesses of creativity deep within their brains like that movie Limitless? (I think we need to start drug testing these people.)
What really bothers me the most, though, is my lack of ability to recognize something amazing out of something so basic.
It’s not writer’s block. It’s caveman brain.
Me see rock. Rock look round. Rock feel hard. Me laugh when thrown rock accidentally hits person on head.
See? There really is very little depth to my creativity.
Maybe I need to take more time to just sit, reflect and consider the miracles of life? Or, maybe I should just watch more funny YouTube videos of people falling? Who knows?
What I do know, and hope, is that this post will encourage others like myself searching to find their own creative voice when it feels like they just don’t have anything original left in the tank to offer society.
Also, I hope this reaches the secret society of limitless pill holders so they can drop off a few at my backdoor – second potted plant to the right – and help jumpstart my struggling inspiration.