7.11.2011

On creating

Harper working on a masterpiece
When was the last time you really got immersed into a project that you truly enjoyed creating? You know what I'm talking about, right? Like when you don't care if dinner got made or if the phone rang - you just have to keep working on the task at hand because it is bringing you so much joy.

One of the true pleasures of being a parent is getting to rediscover your own authenticity through the daily 'work' of your children. When the kids create, they do so with reckless abandon in way that I find so refreshing and inspiring.

Last night Grant worked for over an hour on an "album." We plugged in one of Daddy's electric guitar and that kid seriously rocked out on each and every one of the ten songs he composed. He started with song titles like "Sundown Sunday" and "Everything you know is really not true" and went from there to sing his little heart out with a passion and free-form that it was hard not to laugh with amazement. Brandon and I did secretly crack up in the other room, but in front of him we kept straight faces since he was taking it all so seriously and loving every minute of it.

Image via http://simpleblueprint.typepad.com/
One amazing thing about the internet is that we now have the ability to look up just about anything we can think of and instantly find instructions, images, and resources for helping us do something. If we want to wake up one morning a decide to try our hand at baking, gardening, painting, pottery, playing an instrument, flower arranging, ballet, ect. - we can find endless amounts of information on developing those hobbies.

I'm hoping to take some of the creative juices flowing through our house and channel them into some fun new endeavor this week - I'm not sure what yet, but I'll keep you posted.

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