Do you ever feel like this? Like your head is so full of ideas, it just might explode? Or the apple tree is so laden with ripe apples, but there aren’t enough of you to get them all picked and made into apple pies or applesauce? Lately, my head’s been swimming (or swarming) with “Ooh, THAT would be fun to make/draw/paint/create!” that I can hardly think. I find myself putting the ice cream in the pantry and the doritos in the freezer…for goodness sake!
Julia Cameron says in her book, Walking in this World, that we need to siphon off the creative energy a little bit at a time. Reminds me of a too-filled balloon: if you let out just a little bit of air, it eases the strain. But if you let too much go, it spins and whirls out of control. So, if I can just catch one or two of these little butterflies today, I’ll be ok.
Or, as Elizabeth Gilbert talks about here, I could just let the butterflies flutter on by…for another day, another time, whilst I tend to the few I’ve caught. That sounds good too! (Gotta watch this clip (same as “here” above) of the author of Eat, Pray, Love…it will encourage you!)