It’s 5:40 AM. I’m normally a night owl and not a morning person, but this morning I’m up and at my desk. I awakened at 3:15 to go to the bathroom. Somehow in those moments a trickle of feelings and abstract creative ideas began flowing about things that at first appear completely unrelated to my other creative endeavors.
I went back to bed to get more sleep. The trickle grew stronger. Images. Images of feelings as soft as whispers. The image-whispers grew more insistent. The images were of people having fun, playing games where they learned more about themselves and each other, and especially of the goodness and greatness within themselves and each other. Of human needs and desires. Of ways for more lasting joy a greater sense of fulfillment to themselves and others.
I’ve heard those whispers and felt those feelings before. Each time they have been different yet there is so much similarity to them that I’ve learned to recognize what is happening. I knew there was no way I was going to be able to go back to sleep and got up.
A new creative adventure has begun. I have no idea where it might take me, or even whether the flow that has swept me up might will turn into a mighty river or slow to a trickle and completely dry up just around the next bend, perhaps even before I’m done writing this post. That is all part of the adventure.
I wanted to capture the whispers and feelings as they happened and share them with you. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it is so someone who may be hearing and feeling something similar may be better able to recognize similar signs within themselves and act upon them, or to better recognize the symptoms in others and encourage them to do the same to do the same.
I wish you great adventures.