When the creative juices don’t flow…

Creative juices seem to flow invariably

When I have no time to act on them, you see

When I have ideas, there is no opportunity to save them anywhere

From my short-term memory they drift away, leaving me unaware

That they would not be retrievable on demand

My memory is unreliable, I’ve come to understand

When I sit down uninterrupted at a time allocated separately

For creative endeavors, I face a mental block inevitably

I cannot recall the ideas that had seemed bright

Staring into empty space, a thought vacuum I fight

Until I give up in frustration, having spent

Precious hours in futility, I cannot help but resent

The unpredictable flow of creativity that requires

The luxury of idle time to get inspired..


Sometimes I am blessed with an unexpected burst of creativity

And I am able to act on that golden opportunity

To create something of artistic merit (hopefully)

The exercise never fails to rejuvenate me

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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