In that vein, I’m bowing down to Julia Cameron today, and borrowing her concept of Artist’s Dates, popularized in her book The Artist’s Way.
Seek out something beautiful/inspiring today.
- You don’t have to write a story inspired by the thing you find. Just seek it out. View the world with curiosity and try to find something that makes you go ‘wow’.
- You might want to take a trip to an art gallery or a movie theater, or you might simply want to lie under a tree and look up at the sky through the leaves.
- You might want to listen to live or recorded music. Or watch your baby for half an hour while she sleeps.
- Breathe. Soak it in. Notice all the details of the Thing and of your reaction to it.
- Then go back to life, refreshed.