All the World is For Your Use as an Artist
Obviously, given my Type A, organized personality, this blog was not set up with such a mish-mash of topics on purpose. Had I been smarter and more aware like most of you, I would have created specific blog pages or separate blogs or something. As it happened, though, things emerged, changed, evolved, pushed in one direction, pulled in another leading to the current state.
This is the creative life, though. This is art. We can’t always anticipate what we will mine for our creative acts. Maybe it’s stepparenting one day, art and poetry the next. Who knows? But, as an artist- all the world is but a stage for your using.
The following appeared in a book Women and Poetry. The author of the section is writing about a famous Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska (one of my faves), she writes
In 1996 Wislawa Szymborska won the Nobel Prize for poetry. And what were some of her subjects? Hitler as a baby; her cat, her apartment, her husband’s death; torture; writing a resume; onions; pornography; terrorists; her sister; the family album; a fertility fetish; Rubens’ women; a poetry reading; conversation with a stone; smiles; feeling bad about yourself;…
I am not saying any of us will be the next Wislawa Szymborska or even that you desire to be. What I do think is great is that anything may serve as inspiration in your life and you do not need to limit yourself. Stretch yourself in relation to the topics you choose. Be brave and write (and right) about onions, cats, smiles and more. You never know what may reveal itself to you. Happy creating.:)