“What inspires you?” This is the most predictable question an artist often gets. However, even though the enquiry is habitually anticipated, the artist is never prepared to readily respond without giving it some real thought. In my opinion, this happens because inspiration cannot be explained; it can only be experienced.
So, what really inspires us? We could go on and on about the topic, but I don’t really believe that there is a definite answer to the question. Inspiration is not a constant: what inspires us today may not inspire us tomorrow. I often like to think that that I am more inspired on rainy days but when I look back I realize that some of the my best compositions were done in the winter...and Canadian winters are not known for rain. So, then, what makes the flow of creativity happen? Just being makes it happen, in my opinion. Inspiration is the product of an emotional and spiritual state once we subconsciously open ourselves to the energy that surrounds us, it provokes a feeling of ecstasy and purity that only those who attempt to create can experience. I have no doubt that there is nothing that we can use to allow us to be inspired if we don’t have the ability to just be, to just feel, to simply disconnect from ourselves and tap into the universe.
It is often said that nothing is original. I believe this to be true. Inventions are always a variation of something that already exists and uses elements from other creations, and music is also created in an existing style with existing notes and words that have been for the most part combined before. Following this reasoning, one can easily assume that inspiration is the ability to tap into the library of forms of energy that surround us and then transcribe them into a palpable element that looks or sounds like something unique.
Inspiration is channeling, modifying, and combining the beautiful array of possibilities that amaze our eyes, astound our ears, and overwhelm our spirit. At writemytune.com, your story and your life experiences are part of that collection of possibilities that will allow us to create a memorable piece of art just for you. Call it inspiration!