Writers Create – Air Plants Breathe

I was where you are once, staring at a blank piece of paper or an empty screen.  If I were to be completely transparent, I would admit to still being there at times.  So I want you to know what I have discovered while examining the life of a tiny air plant.

Fascination with the botanical world incites my inspiration and motivates my writing this morning.  My air plant needed water today.  Following instructions given to me, I completely immersed it in water for its bi-monthly drink of water.

This amazing little plant uses air to thrive, not soil, as so many other plants do.  I feel this plant.  Often, I attempt to put down roots in projects that focus my efforts. Yet whims and fancies pull my attention in other directions, forcing me to recognize my obvious need for air and authenticity more than soil.  This airy approach to life satisfies my soul and allows me to thrive.  However, a deep ingestion of life-giving water and refreshment is needed to ground my flittering thought process.

Taking the form of deep reflection, my time is spent turning inward, absorbing the results of a meditative process as it nourishes my dreams.  The very dreams that propel projects forward in a style that I have come to accept in myself.

While I am not advocating this fragmented approach to production, I am supportive of you finding your own creative style and learning to work within your set of needs.  Your story is most likely quite different than me, so it goes to say the structure of your day will look slightly different as well.

The desire for connection eventually culminates in creative action.  To spend our days in the sweet spot of inspiration while only drafting artistic expression remains a stagnant dream that will eventually dry up.  It is not enough to get a creative job done. We must share our gifts with others.

So if you are like me, find your sweet spot and hydrate.  But at the point of saturation, take a step forward and breathe the air, put your pen to paper and simply write.

Connect and Create.

©Erika K Rothwell

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Olga says:

    Interesting! I find a photograph of my own taking can inspire my creative process. It’s the air of discovery that feeds my soul. Wonderful reflection on the nature of breathing creativity. <3

    1. Thank you Olga for your reaction. As always, your words inspire me too😊. Happy Creating! ☀️Erika

  2. grayaddison1 says:

    Contemplating all you stated while starring puts many challenges we face daily in perspective. Very insightful!

    1. I’m so glad you found a way to relate to this in your day. Thank you for taking the time to read and your supportive comments! Have a beautiful day! ☀️Erika

  3. hillarykate13 says:

    Connection is what’s it’s all about!

    1. Thank you for your comment. Means the world to me! ☀️

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