Falling into a period of prolificacy is one of creativity’s
most thrilling experiences.
You feel like you’re being attacked by inspiration.
You have more good ideas than clam chowder has calories. And the projects you
create become the overflowing contents of your fertile mind spilled out across
Every artist longs to be there, many get there, some return there
and even few remain there.
Dylan’s most prolific and arguably greatest period
of songwriting, musicianship and recording, all generated in the course of
fourteen months and produced three extremely memorable albums.
Billboard’s theory is, those particular songs
spawned a sea change within the recording industry of the mid sixties, shedding
light on his legendary transition from folk to rock music and his sharp
integration of rock, blues and countrified sounds with lyrical fever dreams,
spitfire beat poetics, obtuse personal observations, amphetamine confessionals
and biting social commentary.
Prolificacy would be an understatement.
the tambourine man knew it wouldn’t last forever. And it didn’t, although it
did return several times in his career.
Proving, that the great creative
discipline is knowing what season it is. Developing an exquisite understanding
of your own artistic timing. Listening for what wants to be written.
you can’t stay on a roll forever. Eventually, you have to refill the reservoir.
It’s part and parcel of the creative process.
You inhale, you exhale. You
breathe in inspiration, you breathe out art. You scour the earth for raw
materials, you alchemize them into something beautiful.
And so, whenever you
come to the end of a creative season, it’s important to greet it with the
Forgive reality for being what it is. Accept the new season
that approaches on the horizon. Be compassionate when it arrives and gently
ushers out the old.
And be grateful that you were intuitive enough to honor and
enjoy the process along the way.
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