Magic In The Mundane

This morning on my way to grab coffee, I came across this amazing blue spill, and had to record it with a photograph. I so appreciate little colorful moments like this, especially when it happens so randomly. Whenever I spot color in the mundane, I am always reminded of how the creative process works. In fact, I just read this rad interview with Toni Morrison written by Rebecca Gross over at NEA Arts Magazine. I love the title: Write, Erase, Do It Over. Even in a graduate medical program, I am learning that creativity is not just about that initial spark inspiration, rather it is a practice so compelling that you have to work until you feel you’ve mastered it. And yet, true mastery often takes a lifetime, or lifetimes. That is the hardest lesson, I think. A hard, but necessary thing that will, as Octavia Butler professed, “Sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.” Of course, we fail sometimes at the practice, but creativity is about letting go of certain biases, or assumptions and allowing the work to be what it is at every stage. And as Maya Angelou reminds us, “You can’t use up creativity. the more you use, the more you have.” What are your thoughts on the creative process? ♡ In Solidarity, Christian 

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6 Replies to “Magic In The Mundane”

    1. No worries! I can see you email in the comments. I try to address people by name when possible. My apologies!

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