"If creativity is a habit, then the best creativity is the result of good work habits. They are the nuts and bolts of dreaming." -- Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit
Our local Arts and Culture Center is sponsoring a project for the community to become more involved in creative expression and encouraging everyone to participate. At lunch a couple weeks ago two of my friends mentioned that they were going to do a project and asked if I'd like to do one as well. I've given it some thought and have decided to make it a priority. The launch date is January 21st. And so I thought I'd share my journey.
My first decision was what to do. I decided that in order for me to fulfill my commitment it had to be something I like: Poetry. Then I figured that it couldn't feel like work. What I love most of all is sharing poetry. So every day for 100 days I am going to copy down a poem and I am going to share in a public space and document it. I have left it open so it could mean that I leave a copy of the poem on a chair in a waiting room and take a photo. Or it could mean if I am feeling brave that I stand up in the middle of a restaurant and read it out loud. The only constant is that it is the same poem for 100 days. I wonder how my relationship will develop with that poem over the course of time.
Now to find the right poem. I have a little over a week to find it. Let me know if you have any suggestions.