Sunday, October 9, 2011

Inspirtation

An artist or creator of any kind whether it is a writer, a painter, a singer, an actor, an inventor, or a composer will tell you that to create something one needs inspiration. The reason is because without it things seemed rushed and forced. As a result the piece of art will never be as good. As you could probably tell from my hiatus, I have lost the inspiration again.

We all know how this works, I lose inspiration, I write about said loss, and then I magically regain it. It is like clockwork. Though I know the inspiration will come back those moments without it are scary. The reason is because when the inspiration is gone people feel like their life has lost the meaning and eventfulness it once had.

The cliche ending line when someone dies is that the person says "I lived life to the fullest." This usually implies that every moment was full of some meaning or event. It has been forced into the human mind that if you do not feel like you are doing something worth noting every moment you are wasting away the precious time that is life. These experiences and moments that are full of meaning whether good or bad and are what create the inspiration for artists or anyone that creates something. That is why when life is busy or eventful for a person works are put out constantly and never seem to lose their quality. However when this inspiration "dies" that is when the machine stops. This becomes scary because a person then starts to think their life has nothing special anymore or has lost its meaning. Much like a drug a person gets so use to the high that is inspiration that when it stops they think something is wrong. They think something has gone wrong. They think their life lost the energy it once had. They try to run away from it, not accepting the fact that the inspiration is gone for accepting seems to equal defeat in most people's minds. This however is not true. It only results in numbness and more of the thing they were running away from.

When the inspiration is regained all goes back to normal, however those moments without it make you feel like your mark on the world is gone. Much like the post before this, one feels like they are just part of the crowd. Their uniqueness is gone and nothing differentiates them. These moments are scary, but something will happen and the inspiration will come back. An event sometimes as simple as realizing you have lost the inspiration will help you regain it. Much like most things in life, the second you stop running away from an issue and face it, it will resolve itself at a much faster rate. Then thing will carry on again as normal.

-Brandon

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