Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Discovering A Hidden Muse
If you are a writer, dreamer, actor, artist of any sort then you are always looking deeper. Studying people, trying to connect with something or someone that will allow you to create.
As a writer I like to study people. Never take anyone for granted since you can't figure out a persons life journey by just looking at their faces.
Well this weekend I discovered something about one of my kids that I'd missed.
SAY WHAT? IS THAT MY KID?
Parents usually seem to make assumptions about their kids without actually studying them. Getting to know them. Know what makes them ticked.
Well this weekend I learned something about my 8yr old that I've taken for granted. Only because the kid is always around me.
HE's A SHOW HOUND
While in Downtown Disney, my oldest son (17yr old) started dancing. My 8yr old copied his dance moves, but about 5 minutes into their duo and a large crowd later,my 8yr stole the show. I didn't even know this kid could dance like this. He did break-dancing, flips, and moves he'd been watching on several Dance Crew shows and the boy actually absorbed it all. He had a huge crowd and my mouth was hung opened because I so didn't know this kid!
TRANSFORM IT INTO YOUR ART
The writer in me just soaked it in - after my tongue made it's way back in my mouth. And I tucked that knowledge away to put into one of my characters to come. That little something that gives them a ZING, BOP ... and makes the reader cheer for them.
REALITY TO ART
That's what writers need to continue to do. Find time to get out and discover people - discover your art. And have fun too!
Don't be afraid.
SO HAVE YOU FOUND A HIDDEN MUSE? Where? Do Tell...