44 - old habits die hard

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i just began twyla tharps [the creative habit]
within the first 5 pages this is what i grabbed.....

"some people find this moment - the moment before creativity begins- so painful that they simply cannot deal with it. they get up
and walk away from they computer, the canvas, the keyboard;
they take a nap or go shopping or fix lunch or do chores around
the house. they procrastinate. in its most extreme form, this
terror totally paralyzes people."

44 years - i have a lot of work to do.

yesterday was filled with watching my oldest cherub toodle us around town in her new car. big smile didn't leave her face. we dined on scrumptous sushi and visited an art store where i bought
my first screen.



kristen said...


this quote is exactly what i'm feeling, even talked about it over at my place.

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

that moment is indeed painful. i'll keep this reminder with me as i get ready to embark on a writing retreat next week. i'm fighting off the fear that i'll get blocked. bah!

Sarah said...

I'm reading this book, too! What an inspiring lady, that Twyla Tharp is.

I totally identify with that quote.... [sigh]

Jamie said...

I guess you posted this at the right time for a lot of folks...personally, that quote pretty much defines my creative life.

jenica said...


i think it's time to dig in.


ps you're cheer and beauty are contagious. i can't help but feel happy when you're around. when i saw the slideshow that thea did i spotted you and your grey sweater and squealed (and cried a bit!) missing you girl.

Heather, said...

well, happy birthday to you!

that quote sooooo describes me too! with everything...haircuts, exercise, creativity...pretty much just sitting around on my butt paralyzed with terror...*sigh* xo

Kelly C. said...

i LOVED _the creative habit_. awesome. sending you big hugs, chickie!!

melanie said...

hey chicka... what's shakin'? finally trying to find my way back to blog world and you're one of my very first stops. love the peace vibe radiating from your blog!

p.s. let me know how you like twyla's book... been thinking about reading it for some time now.