Hello! What better day than the first Monday of the New Year to resurrect my blog. I have just surfaced from an ocean of words. In fact, I am quite tired of words. But I did have to choose my word for the year, so I am not quite done with words.
I vacillated between "create", "make" and "experience", but, as usual, in the end I decided on something completely different: "idea" - the place where everything great, successful, and remotely fun, starts. Then I read this piece, and in particular this paragraph:
"Ideas, in a sense, are overrated. Of course, you need good ones, but at this point in our supersaturated culture, precious few are so novel that nobody else has ever thought of them before. It’s really about where you take the idea, and how committed you are to solving the endless problems that come up in the execution." (Hugo Lindgren)
Which is quite true, I guess. I mean, my creative life is an illustration of this. Lots of ideas, probably none of them novel, and very little commitment to solving the problems.
So then I thought that I should maybe change my word to "commit" or "execute", but quite frankly, the first has connotations of Victorian lunatic asylums for me and the second of heads being chopped off in front of toothless old ladies cackling gleefully while knitting baby shawls, so no, I am sticking with "idea".