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Monday, February 20, 2012

Creative Jolts

I yearn for those creative jolts.

For almost 50 years now, the bulk of my creative jolts have happened while playing music. If I'm really happy with something I've done and it coincides with a listener picking up on the same creative moment, zap! How about you? Whether you consider yourself creative or not (a separate blog for sure), what experiences have you had where something you've created brings you into a kind of communion with someone else? The most meaningful musical compliments I've gotten in my life have come at these moments. Praise is nice but it's so much sweeter when I'm being praised for something I felt hit the mark.

Over the past 11 months, this blog has given me a few creative jolts. Talking with my wife a few days ago, I found myself overcome describing to her some of the more recent comments I've received on-line and off. One of the nicest was when an old friend described my posts as "...little presents I look forward to...". Because the post that prompted my friend to say that was one I was particularly proud of, zap!

Now if I could figure out a way to combine my playing with my blog, maybe I'd get an occasional double jolt. OK, that's greedy; forget I said it.      

1 comment:

  1. I'm amazed at how creative you have been with this blog over so many months...it is really difficult to maintain a commitment like this and I am blown away by what's coming out of your head, and how much you are doing to keep ahead of it by reading, learning, observing, etc.