February 27, 2015
My First Artist's Date by Melanie Fischer
Exactly one week ago today I predictably perched myself in front of my computer screen. I nestled into the carved out corner of my basement and blankly gawked at my computer. My hands could not bring themselves to type, yet they were obedient to the call of my coffee addiction as they raised an oversized cup of lukewarm java to my lips over and over again.
Still...there was nothing.
Life circumstances had sucked up every morsel of inspiration and motivation. My mind and heart were left emptier than my mug.
How could I just sit here and come up with nothing?
The phone then rudely interrupted my self-scolding session. An overly hyper voice caught me off guard. My good friend explained at mock-speed that she was on the other line with her travel agent booking us a trip to a hot destination. Funny how moments ago I had not a drop of imagination inside of me yet I could conjure up the most colourfully creative reasons why I could not take a holiday. Her refusal to accept "no" as an answer landed me on a Mexican beach four days later.
From a perfectly positioned cafe table in an all-inclusive resort I overlook a sandy beach into a distant mountainous backdrop as I chuckle at this month’s blog topic. The heat of the sun, song of an unknown bird, laughter of children on the beach and rushing of waves against the shore has managed to restore my soul.
I had no idea how empty I was until I became full again.
I am quite certain that this will not be a typical artist’s date, but at least now I understand the importance of having them.
Thank you Lord for clearing my busy calendar (and my busy mind) in order to gift me with my first of many artist dates.