jusummerhayes

To create

Photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana on Unsplash
Photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana on Unsplash

It's no accident that this morning I shared the Seth Godin quote.

It's a favourite of mine as is his book, Linchpin.

For the record, yesterday's post, Timeless, wasn't just an echo of my creative life, it represented everything that I'm of and about these days. In putting it out there, I suppose, in a way, I wanted to correct (in my mind at least) any misunderstanding there might be aporpos of me being a writer and anything resembling such a literal interpretation of the word. 

On reflection, and having slept on things, where does that leave me, even allowing for the fact that I'm still a lawyer and I expect for that to be part of my life, not necessarily the current iteration, for a while longer?

Well, rather than reverting to labels or the like, why I don't I just say I create...stuff? Yes, currently, it's mostly online — meaning, it's in writing and a few audio recordings (video isn't really my thing) — but at least I'm doing something. OK, it's a bit more than that but I'm showing up and that feels important.

Sorry, that sounds smug but you hopefully know what I'm getting at.

But I've got more than a few other creative itches that need attending to — e.g. drawing, painting and hand-written poems (my handwriting is a lot better than it was a few years ago). Will I leave them to gather dust? Who knows. It's been very stop-start which puts me firmly in the dilettante camp but then again, there's no shame attached to the fact that I'm full of good intention and short on action. I mean, it's not like anything is at stake other than allowing myself to float off into the ether as I lose myself and find myself in my art (I've nicked these lines from a very famous Thomas Merton quote).

What about you?

Would you like be doing more art (in the Godin sense) or are you already doing it? I'd love to know.

Anyhow, it's Friday, and I intend to take it nice and slow. Hey, I even got up an hour later — haha.

Have a good one.

Take care and stay safe,

Ju.

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