Kinda missed my deadline on this one. Spent most of the evening facilitating others’ creativity (and at times my own) via a board meeting at the arts education center I work with – fueling the creativity machine in one way or another!
I was thinking yesterday about the little ways we insert creativity into our lives, especially day-to-day. Do you doodle during meetings or when you’re on the phone? Do you read a novel over your lunch break? Watch a thought-provoking show or movie in the evening?
I subscribe now to the Writer’s Almanac emails. Once a day, a poem lands in my inbox. It’s a bit like how I drink coffee – sometimes I want to start my day off on the right foot and it’s the first thing I do in the morning; sometimes I save it for the mid-morning slump. But whenever I decide to read the daily poem and a bit about literary history, I look forward to it. I never know what kind of poem might come my way – nostalgic, melancholic, funny, traditional, modern, short, long – and part of the joy is in the anticipation, the daily surprise. Whatever it is, it just might be a poem I like. One that sticks with me. One that inspires other musings and creative thoughts throughout the day.
So I’m wondering, what’s your favorite creativity booster on days that can sometimes feel a little…beige?