This is me, years ago. It was one of those really cold Californian days, where people from Colorado walk around in t-shirts and those of us from Texas are wearing 14 layers of clothes and boots. I was in an art gallery, surrounded by acrylic paintings, a 5 foot tall knight holding an American flag, a lamp made of x-rays, signed books in stacks, and general eccentricity.
It was cluttered, loud, and cold. To almost everyone else, the small hallway was packed with an overwhelming amount of geekery, artistry, and color. But to me, it was a living meditation– peaceful, rejuvenating, and inspiring.
When I am surrounded by oddity, I am at peace.
When I am in a clutter of eccentricity, I am motivated.
When I am lost in weirdness, my path is illuminated.
I realized the only way to find a permanent version of my own personal definition of “zen”, was to create it, so I started a blog.
It’s also why my blog isn’t about anything specific. I want to make sure that my metaphorical zen garden has room to grow with me, in any direction I want, at a moment’s notice.
Review a book? Why not!
Write a recipe? Okay!
Post a picture? Done and done!
Tell a story? Here we go!
The openness, noise, and oddity of it all inspires me to collect more absurdity, and the cycle continues, and the garden grows.
What about you? Are you more inspired in clutter, or when the path is clear? Do intense emotional displays encourage you or frighten you? Are your favorite pieces of art silent, or noisy?
Do you have a garden too? What’s it like?
Special Photo Challenge: (There’s some special rules with this one, so be sure to read them all!) Show us photos of yourself doing things that inspire you to blog. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/special-photo-challenge-inspiration/