Perspective is an interesting thought to me today. Actually I’ve been shifting perspectives over the last couple of days due to an unfortunate fall that left a large knock on my skull and the fog of a concussion in my head. I have had to slow down, not from wanting to, but rather from having to. My brain zones out when it wants to and leaves my body just sitting there. Just sitting there! (The nerve!) I tend to move with oomph and dialing it down is a foreign flavor to me. I grasp at thoughts…ideas…only to lose my grip on them and I watch them float off. I vow to recapture them someday. I will seek them out and engage them and create wonderful new….”what-evers”.
As a result of my recent misstep, I haven’t been in the studio much. Prior to that, I was on a trip to the east coast of the US. A lovely trip! A chance for me to explore new surroundings and revisit some familiar ones. To once again feel an ocean breeze and smell the sea on the air. To hear song birds singing beautiful songs to celebrate a sunshiny day. To see parents show their young ones the fun in a carousel ride or a balloon hat. To be surrounded by different languages and cultures on the subway. And to realize that no matter the language so much of human conversation is universal. A teenager will have the same expression of exasperation with their parent on their face regardless of their spoken language. An elderly couple holding hands while strolling through the park speaks volumes.
I came home with my head swimming with new ideas and inspirations. I was ready to hit the studio and create with some new perspectives. Little did I know my head would also be spinning and I would be seeing things from another new perspective….laying on my back, looking up at the sky with a lump on my head. I am planning to get into the studio later this week and see just where all this will end up. It should be interesting to say the least.