I’m planning to design a scavenger hunt for our Thanksgiving guests this year. The girls and I were talking about what to do on Thanksgiving Day before we sit down to eat dinner and it was one of the ideas that surfaced. Now that this imaginative notion came to light, I really need to tap into my creative center to accomplish it. I notice the same process in myself that I employ in writing. First an idea pops into my head. (From where, I don’t know.) I mull it over, envisioning scenarios for some time. Finally I sit down to write, and the characters, who by now have become real in my mind, tell the story. Can this creativeness be forced? Can I simply apply methods I learn about in books? Where does the story or poem come from?
You know how when you read a poem, you think, (at least, I do,) “I could have written that.” It seems so simple. And maybe it is. Maybe the poem or the song or the story is just out there waiting for someone to grab onto it and write it down. I don’t know. But that creative spark in all of us should be kindled and fanned into flame. We can set the world on fire. Thank God that we can cooperate in the plan of creation.