How sightseeing can help you spy your muse
"THE WHOLE LIFE LIES IN THE VERB SEEING."
Checking out the sights is not only something you should be doing as a visiting tourist. Going out and seeing with your own eyes the many wonderful sights that are out there is a sure way to kick start the engine of creativity. Go on a road trip, climb a mountain, go to the city. Check the sights and then see your muse.
See some sights
There are so many things to see in this world: forests, rivers, statues, buildings, vistas, scenic overlooks, historical landmarks. Sometimes all that you need to do is to go for a walk or ride in the country and the vast panorama of the world will open up to you allowing you to take in all the interesting things that there is to see out there.
If you travel to a famous city such as New York or Paris, what is the first thing that usually do? You put on your good walking shoes, strap on your fanny pack, get out your itinerary and go check out the sights right? You go out there and do your best to see all the different sights that that particular area is famous for. While the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and other famous images and landmarks are readily available to you via the internet, magazines, or books, no impression of facsimile can come close to taking it with your own eyes. It simply fails to make the same impression as being there for real does.
This is why we all like to take in the sights when we travel. Nothing else quite compares to being there witnessing it all first hand. The cool thing about it is that we really do not have to travel to famous city in order to see some new and interesting sights with our own eyes. Sometimes all it takes is a little daytime road trip and a pair of alert eyes to tell you when it is time to pull to the side and check something out. Perhaps it will be a marker telling you of an important event that occurred in the area, or simply a magnificent vista that will take your breath away. All it takes is a sense of adventure and eyes that are open and waiting to receive.
For example, if you go on road trip through the country, you might find yourself inspired by the old farm buildings and acres of farmland and come up with a new creative project centered on these rural sights. Or maybe take a trip up into the hills that overlook a city and the sights from above give a great idea for a painting or a picture.
Whether you are visiting a different city, or simply going out for a joy ride, opening up your eyes and checking out the sights is a great way in which you can let your muse in and find new ideas and views of the world around you. Next time you are in search of creativity, try opening up your eyes to the sights around you and watch as your mind becomes filled with ideas from the things that you wind up seeing.