How Love and Romance can inspire you creatively
Love can be an important source of creative inspiration. Remembering the good feelings and the bad can help put you in a state of mind that allows you to tap into your creative force. Love has long been a source of inspiration for all creative types.
Romancing the Muse
“She loves me yah, yah, yah”-The Beatles
Do you remember the first time you kissed the one you love? The electric feel of the air as you gazed into each other’s eyes .Do you remember the strange magnetism that pulled you into the embrace and how everything was different between the two of you from then on after that one singular moment?
Of course you do, you old softy.
Do also remember how it felt the next day? How you new found love put a skip in your step and how you felt like doing a little song and dance with the entire world as you walked to work or school. Remember how great it felt to know that there truly is someone out there for everyone.
Or, maybe it was not like this at all.
Maybe that first kiss was awkward and one sided, perhaps a bit comical. Perhaps the feelings were not yet quite mutual and you found yourself planting your lips on a quickly turning cheek or a bowing forehead. Or, god forbid, you find them with someone else the next day. Then you also know what heartbreak feels like, that sickeningly sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, that need to crawl into bed and get a gallon or two of ice cream. Now you know what all those country music singers are talking about.
“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”-Shakespeare
Either way it goes, romance has proven to be a deep well of inspiration for countless artists. Painters, Poets, Singers, Writers, Actors, Dancers, Composers and Director’s have all used memories of love to inspire them in their creative output. Love is perhaps the most powerful and important feeling we can have capable of making us feels both deep sadness and heartfelt delight. We can die from a broken heart and we will sacrifice ourselves for the sake of love.
If you are looking to be inspired, go where artists go, and tap into your memories of love and romance. Find old love letters or photographs or reminisce with that special someone. Let those feelings flow through you and help drive your creativity. Love can end up being that “many splendored thing” that helps light your creative fire and draws your muse to you.