I dream of There. I dream because I can. I dream because nothing can stop me. I control every moment and I create every second. I dream because dreaming takes me to places that I never thought I could go. Until the yearning for distant places has subsided I’ll continue to dream. I’ll continue to imagine myself learning new languages and seeing new sights. I’ll dream endless things and endless adventures. I can hear the sounds from afar and with every second that I dream I am one step closer to my reality. There will always be some new place, some new unexplored part of the world that is awaiting my arrival. Dreaming of There is personal. It connects me to a part of my soul that craves the unknown. I dream of There, and I think I always will.
Ink stains my hands, leaving a constellation of marks across my skin. These are the hands of a writer ~ at least that’s what I call myself in these moments of separation from the rest of the world. Here, I am in charge, and I control what is written and expressed. In these sacred parts of the day I exist for no one but myself and I write simply for the pleasure of writing. There is something calming about the sound and feel of a pen gliding across paper, as the smell of ink registers in my brain, leaving a trail of words – my words, my heart.
Writing can be brief or it can take hours. We can slave over just one word or the words can spill out in a perfect formation. Writing, whether we know what for or why we do it, leaves us feeling complete – whole. It is a unifying experience and it is a snapshot of who we are in that moment of that day. So we have to remember to take the time and write something down everyday, even if it’s the simplest sentence, because the simplest sentence holds the promise of becoming something more.
What does it mean to be a creative person? For some, it comes in the form of a lyric, a poem, a painting, or a melody. While all different, and while each involves skills that may not be transferable from one form to the next, passion is always constant. The passion and the desire, or rather the need to create, allows us to expose something about ourselves. Being creative lets us use our hands, our mind, and our heart to build something out of nothing. But what makes this need to create so strong in some of us? I think that in order to function, in order to be the best version of who we are, we have to show the world and ourselves what’s inside. In the process of creating we discover about life and more about the internal. Being creative peels back the layers, and it gets to the core of who we are. Even if we don’t always know what the final result will be, there is something therapeutic and freeing about exposing pieces of our life. So find what motivates you and turn it into something creative, because you never know what you might learn about yourself along the way.