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Wrestling with Words

Notes on Creativity theme of the week:
The Creative Process

The creative process is fun and freeing, but can also be difficult, requiring intense emotional energy. It can be tempting to give up on wrestling words into submission to surf the net instead. Believe me, I know.

To pursue creativity requires passion and tenacity- few things of worth in this world can be attained without these qualities. Are you that committed to your creative work that you will sweat through hours of finding just the right angle, just the right look to bring it to life? Your work is anything that expresses that part of you that needs to be shown to the world using the platform you have chosen.

The committment to show up and wrestle through the beautiful process of putting an important part of who you are into the world isn’t easy- but it is worth it.

What is your creative work?


Today’s 4 Minute Writer


He closes his eyes under the shadow of his straw hat, dangles one foot off the edge of the boat, and lets the rod rest gently against his side. He enjoys these moments of stillness, away from the hectic pace of everyday life, soaking in the presence of the world around him.

He and Syd have been out on the lake for a couple of hours now. The conversation has run dry, and each is quietly settling into his own thoughts. Father and son have an understanding, they bond over the absense of words. Both are glad that the fish aren’t disturbing their peace. 

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