a lack of imagination

This may sound like a dig, and I don’t mean it to be…

But how can you non-creative human beings bear to live?

As I drove to our Sekrit Writing Cave today, I thought about all those years I wasn’t writing.  Only I realize now–I was.

I wrote letters.  Corresponded on internet forums.  Took imaginative meeting notes and composed hilarious PTA announcements.

In addition, I quilted and cross-stitched, sewed adorable kid-clothes and costumes, Indian beaded on a loom and with the brick stitch and peyote stitch, stuffed sock monkeys, and gardened.  I cooked, cleaned, ran errands and changed diapers, volunteered and took care of three kids, a husband and an elderly mother.  But I always had some creative outlet, even if I could only spend 10 minutes a day on it.

If I didn’t, I was insane.

There are lots of people out there who don’t feel that way.  They go to work, come home and do something like watch sports.  Now, I like baseball.  I think it’s great if you coach your kid’s team.

But really?  Is that your only interest?  Nothing else?  Not art?  Music?  Literature?

Sock monkeys?

I confess, I wonder about people who don’t have anything to express.

Where are your souls?

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About Lisha Cauthen

Lisha Cauthen writes YA novels for guys that girls like to read too.

Posted on March 30, 2010, in mind and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Ha! I think, sometimes, I should take up the sock monkey route …

    When I wasn’t “writing”, I was always imagining acceptance speeches for the Oscars.
    1. I don’t act.
    2. I don’t write screenplays.
    3. I don’t direct.
    4. I somehow win an Oscar and get to wear a cool dress and, yes, probably blood diamonds (yikes!).

    I think writing is a bit of a better use of my insane imagination.

  2. Hah! You got me with the blood diamonds. Oh, please, PLEASE–start doing set design or makeup, will you?

  3. I couldn’t agree more about creativity.

    And those are awesome sock monkeys!

    Judy H.

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