doodle dream

Creating is much like approaching a shimmering body of water on a warm dark night.  We have to kind of screw up our courage to strip down and plunge in.  No amount of toe dipping at water's edge will inform us about what is beneath the black surface, what full emersion will offer to and require of us.  Once we jump there is the constant movement, the motion, the exertion that keeps us in the now, present in the process.  We have to scramble to shore if we want to view the whole dark mass of water again, but getting out means we have to find the courage, time, will... to get back in again.  For so many people that is the hardest part.