Been away, I’m back.

February 5, 2012

No excuses, I neglected this blog. Not that I don’t have anything to say. I just moved my focus elsewhere. I realize that a blog is like a plant, it needs sunlight, water and nutrients (with a large dose of love) to exist and flourish. Finding a yellowed a dried out blog will force you to make decisions about what to do with it: whether to throw it out, look for any green life left in it, or walk away and feel no guilt.

I see some green. I have been at several conferences about the original topic and have received some very positive feedback from my presentations (sunlight, water and nutrients) and many times in the past I have bought house plants, goldfish and some ideas to life. This could be another time to perform some magic.

Today, with some help from a couple of sources, my daughter, Liz, who gave me this book as a gift and the author, David Lynch of Eraserhead, Twin Peaks fame. I usually read poetry and other short though provoking content before retiring for the night, good stuff to start off 6-7 hours of la-la land.

Ask the Idea

“The idea is the whole thing. If you stay true to the idea, it tells you everything you need to know, really. You just keep working to make it look like that idea looked, feel like it felt, sound like it sounded, and be the way it was. And it’s weird, because when you veer off, you sort of know it. You know when you’re doing something that is not correct because it feels incorrect. It says, “No, no; this isn’t like the idea said it was.” And when you’re getting into it the correct way, it feels correct. It’s an intuition: You feel-think your way through. You start one place, and as you go, it gets more and more finely tuned. But all along it’s the idea  talking. At some point, it feels correct to you. And you hope that it feels somewhat correct to others.”

From
Catching the Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
by David Lynch
2006

I will check in regularly with this blog, so it can grow and soon have some flowers.