Easy Hat

28 Dec

Is creativity the easiest hat to wear? A magician’s hat?

A poet has it easy- she writes poems if she is persistent, she publishes in several journals and starts making a name for herself.

A writer writes a story, maybe an e-book that sells like hotcakes. Then he writes a sequel, and then another. His series gets picked up by a producer and now his eureka moment in the bath is a multi-million dollar business.

An artist draws a circle and it turns into a motif known world over.

But whatever is created is made between living and the best work can hardly ever come with success as the final goal. The characters have to talk to you, the melody has to translate from a moment on to the page and the image must come from a heartbeat.

So it can not be the easiest hat to wear. On the contrary.

That’s my 2014 lesson. You can not take this idea of creativity as a permanent sticker that will label your existence. It’s just an indication of the road you should walk on.

You must learn one thing

The world was made to be free in

Give up all worlds

except the one to which you belong.

(David Whyte)

© neelthemuse, 2014
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Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Day to day


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4 responses to “Easy Hat

  1. Claire 'Word by Word'

    December 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Creativity is an ability to respond. To anything.
    A lovely post, thank you for your words of wisdom and reflection Neelima.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. neelthemuse

    December 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

    So true Claire…so happy to see you here…wish you a very creative year ahead!


  3. vibhavd

    January 10, 2015 at 8:20 am

    creativity is not an hat to wear,,!! so true

    but i think there is something between creativity and persistence- #conviction


  4. Neelima

    January 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Absolutely persistence is the key!



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