The Nudge: February 2016

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
William Shakespeare

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.

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