I had an inspiration but I couldn’t remember it when I went to act on it. This happens more often than you would think. It happens especially in the still of the night when I awake for no apparent reason and the random thoughts begin to drift through my mind. Some of those thoughts turn into ideas which tend to foster inspiration. However, since it is the middle of the night, its dark, quiet, the bed in warm and the room is cold, I think twice about getting up and writing it down. Plus usually I have forgotten to bring my notepad upstairs again.
The next morning I awake and remember vaguely I had a very good idea in the night. But do you think I remember it? Of course not.
So, you get what I am talking about it. When you get an inspiration or idea, you need to act of it. And even if you just write it down, that is indeed an action! With any luck, you will then remember what it was about the idea that inspired you to do something. With me, its usually something to write about. Of late, I have not had many of those inspirations. It’s been a dry period. Real arid. Quite parched. Life, as it goes, got in the way. Of course, all that passes with time. It does. It really does.
So here it, my attempt, lame as it may be, to deal with this lack of inspiration thing. Of course, there is a school of thought that 99% of success is just showing up, facing the blank page and writing. Writing writing writing. You can’t always wait for inspiration. It doesn’t just happen. Sometimes you have to plow through, pen to paper and keep going. Sooner or later, inspiration will take over. It happens. It had happened to me and I am sure it will happen again. In fact, it is happening to me right now.
Okay, so I had this idea, an inspiration really. I thought it would be interesting to explore the idea of inspiration and how illusive it could be. But here it struck and I didn’t even realize it until now. So here you have it. And in the morning, I hope I remember all this. I don’t have my notepad handy right now.