Saturday, November 15, 2014

Creatively Dysfunctional. . .

Hello Glorious Readers!  

I hope this post finds you well and always in good positive spirits! The last few weeks I've had plenty to say about issues happening in the world, and as I mentioned before, when I have something to say and my soul becomes too full, I must release it on paper.  Well wouldn't you know it, my soul has been restored so there's nothing really serious nagging at me this week, but that doesn't mean I don't have anything to say.

I certainly do not want my readers to get the impression that I'm always angry or that I'm always negative because that couldn't be further from the truth.  I'm usually a very happy person and when things around me go haywire, it causes my soul to fill.  In other words, being a creative person makes me more sensitive than others.  My spirit detects the most minuscule negative energy that plagues our world.  I feel things that others may not even notice, which is why I'm the way I am.  As I've stated before, I'm different in many ways than the average person and I've learned to accept that.

Unfortunately for me, my creativity takes me on different journeys and depending on the season we're in, depends on how I react to things.  And, my creativity doesn't just extend to my writing, it takes on many different forms which causes confusion for me sometimes.  Ok, I know you're wondering, what the hell is Kim talking about?  Actually, it's hard to explain myself sometimes.  The only people who truly get me are those who are like me--the creative people.  

The best way for me to explain is to simply say I share multiple gifts.  Some people have one thing they're good at and they go with it, and that's perfectly fine and in fact, I find those people are much more fortunate because they only have to contend with one creative outlet. But people like me have to divide their talents into several different areas and that creates all types of dysfunction.  For instance, writing is my first and truest passion, but reading runs a very close first as well.  Then I love to cook and do it rather well, and then my soul cries out for yarn and I have to twist it until I make some type of blanket, scarf or afghan.  When those talents grow tired, then my mind wants something to keep it focused other than reading, and I like to work on word puzzles, or if I had a jigsaw puzzle handy, I'd work that--and have found I'm really good at putting puzzles together--boy was I sorry to learn I could do that well.  (LOL)

When those things run its course, my creativity decides to write poetry.  And of course, my passionate anger helps me to create some of the best written masterpieces I've ever done. That still amazes me.  I'm a passionate person with multiple things I love to do and the problem is I don't have enough time in the day to do each and every thing.  It's enough to drive a person insane.  There are rare occasions where my soul doesn't want to do anything but lay dormant in the peace and quiet.  When I get in those moods, I don't want to hear anything.  I enjoy silence tremendously.  I didn't realize how much I enjoyed silence until my brother's death.  Weird, huh?  Yeah, I suppose I am.  (chuckle).  When everything around me is quiet and my brain isn't on overload, I can get in touch with my soul and hear things that previously I had been trying to figure out.  This is when I become the most creative and it pours out into whatever I'm working on.  

Some of you may never quite understand what I'm saying here, but those of you who possess multiple talents will most definitely understand.  It's enough to drive you to drink, and I suppose that could be the root of many creative people's problems.  If you think of all the well-known creative people who've done their best work, most of them had some type of mental issues, or used a vice which helped drive them to do what they do.  I suppose there is a real thin line between sanity and insanity.  

At this very moment my creativity has me twisting yarn.  It's cold outside and I love making beautiful things, so that's what I'm going to continue to roll with.  With Thanksgiving around the corner, the writer bug has bit me hard with more things to do in my latest novel, so I'm going to use that time wisely and bang out more chapters.  It would be nice if I could finish over the break.  That would be awesome!  

So folks, I've got more yarn to twist.  In the meantime, try and be good to one another and as always, Happy Reading!

Kimberly Ranee Hicks, Author/Poet/Reviewer

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