Sometimes we need a little push to start, a tap on the shoulder to give us direction, a tingle of inspiration to excite our imagination, or a reminder of purpose to sustain us on our journey.
Sometimes we need a nudge.
The Nudge: February 2016
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to aery nothing
A local habitation and a name.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Omne vivum ex vivo. All life from life. In biology, this is biogenesis, the production of new living organisms. In Shakespeare, words are life. Every line has a pulse. The DNA of every character is made of words breathed from one human being to another.
Imagination is a writer’s life force. The poet’s pen takes that essence, that vocalized breath between people, and uses it to create new life. Unoccupied space becomes an environment to a newly born existence. From the author’s mind hatches living story. From one story comes another.