Tasting the Magic Again, For the First Time…

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Years ago, Kellogg  Corn Flakes had an advertising slogan: “Taste ’em again, for the first time” that resonated with me…loved the play on words and it is indeed true, a bowl of corn flakes did have that “first time” taste for me, nearly every time I ate them – which wasn’t very often…and I share this with you by way of an intro and re-connection to me and my contributions to this blog. As Laura points out in her post, we three have embarked on a virtual book discussion, starting Sundays and no doubt carrying on through the week. Currently, we’re reading  and sharing our vistas on”Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. 

I started this book several months ago and didn’t quite get into it – which surprised me because most readers/reviewers remarked on how they were highlighting and underlining and sticky-noting practically every page, if not every paragraph. Just wasn’t happening for me. I’m not sure why. When I started again, for the first time, I was still getting the same vibes as previously, but I was determined to read on! And I am, having just finished the Enchantment section. I must admit that I have 3 sticky notes. Currently, I’m about to start the Permission section.

I have never or rarely been fearful of creativity and have a very healthy respect for it, in others and myself. And perhaps that is why I didn’t totally embrace the premise of creativity = fear. Rather, I think my bigger obstacle is overwhelm. I will be the first to admit that I am readily attracted to/by new ideas and can go off on a tangent in an instant. I get all excited, start down many new creative paths and caught-up in any number of projects, that I fondly dub PiPs (projects in progress...or not!). What I wind up with are: a groaning board; a host of choices to make; immobilization; overwhelm, love unrequited; etc, etc, etc. But, perhaps all is a manifestation of fear. At this juncture, I’m just not sure.

But what I am sure of is that I will continue to read this book…and others on the subjects of creativity and fear…and embrace each tasting session with curiosity. Eventually, I ‘spect I’ll discover the flow (one of my 2016 words).

To be continued…

Cheers~

This entry was written by Honoré and published on January 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm. It’s filed under Creativity, Honoré, Our words. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Tasting the Magic Again, For the First Time…

  1. Soooooo interesting how a book does or doesn’t resonate with each of us. Kudos to you for persevering and finding a use for sticky notes, lol!
    Overwhelm for me is definitely a form of fear all wrapped up and tied with a bow of procrastination. In Oasis we are practicing getting in touch with our desires and noticing ‘time monsters’ and ‘shadow comforts’ that thwart us. Fascinating stuff!

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