The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33965   Message #456070
Posted By: Jande
04-May-01 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: That MUSIC Itch: When Ya 'Just GOTTA!'
Subject: RE: That MUSIC Itch: When Ya 'Just GOTTA!'
Susan, you've hit the nail on the head! =`)

the way I describe it is that it is in fact SEXY because it is creative, vital, and life affirming. Creating stuff is BEGETTING stuff, ya might say. Taking a part of the spiritual genetic material of ourselves and bringing something new into being.

It starts with an URGE towards that thing that is being conceived that in some people is even stronger than the sexual urge. And it moves throught the same kinds of stages as the rest of procreation, even to the part during thebirth process where you get so tired of it all you start to think and say that it will never happen (the transition stage) just before the great breakthrough occurs and you give birth to your spanking new song, story, artwork, or song.

I don't think I've ever heard anyone describe it better than you.

Also, another parallel: What happens if the Creative Urge is given the same treatment that sex often is when you've a houseful of kids to raise?

That's right! Creativus Interruptus! ;`)

I wrote a little poem about it years ago, but I have a poor memory. I'll have a look for it and I'll post it here if I find it.

Nice one, Susan!

wdyat12: There's nothing like being wildly in love for gearing up those creative juices, eh. In the first year of my relationship with present partner, I sometimes churned out two or three poems/lyrics a day! And during that time he, James, has written some of the most beautiful song-lyrics I've ever heard, as well as some lovely poetry and a number of short stories.

"Love is what we came here for..."

~ Jande