Monday, January 11, 2010
Finding Your Happy Place
I think that people want that in their lives. It's so enriching and makes your heart swell. It's finding your happy place! Gotta find your happy place. As adults, we kinda frown on it, 'cause it's kinda thought of as the crazy side. But really it's the authentic side of us. It's the side that lets us dance to our favorite song even if it's a stupid song, put on those silly earrings, go for a joyride. I dance to the stupid songs every day. I keep myself happy and warm. I live large in my own little world.
I think people diminish or dismiss the ways that they are creative. How many friends do you have that you think of as really creative, but they won't admit to it? How many people do we "artists" know who say stuff like, "I can't draw a straight line with a ruler"? Isn't this just the stupidest thing to say? Of course you can't, everyone needs a ruler, that doesn't mean you can't make art. Everyone, and I mean everyone can make art.
When you're dancing you can't hate. You have to be in the moment or it won't happen. Making a painting or a song, or writing a story, it's the same. Maybe that's why we do it; to take us to the moment free from the possibility of discord.
Wouldn't it be a wonderful, beautiful thing if we had a day that everyone let the creative bust out?
What did you do today??
Did you make something? Did you write something, paint something, sew something?? I hope you did. If you did, you made this world a better place.