Letters for Creatives #39: Inspiration Corner #1
A new series for you
Hello, I am Celeste. Thank you for being here. If you would like to receive Letters for Creatives every Thursday, sign up to receive future issues on creativity, mental wellness and mindset in your mailbox. You can go to the directory to see the topics I have covered so far.
I am starting a new series Inspiration Corner for you as I find that images and words are effective to get inspired. (To have access to the series in the future, consider becoming a member.) This is a preview of what you would see in each Inspiration Corner. The series will evolve as time goes on.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
—Jorge Luis Borges
It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly… Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. Throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly, on tiptoes and no luggage, completely unencumbered.
Just tell me what you saw this morning like in two lines. I saw a water glass on a brown tablecloth, and the light came through it in three places. No metaphor. And to resist metaphor is very difficult because you have to actually endure the thing itself, which hurts us for some reason.
—Marie Howe on a podcast episode of On Being
If you would love to access the Inspiration Corner series, consider becoming a member for $6 a month or $50 annually. All details are here. You will have access to all the deep-dive essays, sneak peek at new poems and stories from my upcoming poetry book:
A mysterious group do these things to get inspired
Life advice from Warren Buffett's son as a musician and composer
Early access to a piece from the upcoming book (New roots)
I appreciate your support.
Until next time,
this series was so aesthetic and lovely to read/look at!