I have been having quite the creative flurry lately. It feels great – and at times a bit overwhelming but somehow I always seem to have something, some creative project to carry me through to the next thing. Then I manage, somehow, to find an extra snippet of time to create a ritual of remembrance of passionate fulfillment.
Last night, after a week of theater, working on my novel, publishing and oodles of family time, I repotted an hand-me-down plant who had been smooshed into a way-too-small planter. For mother’s day the only request I had was for some terra cotta pots so that I could paint them and repot some of the plants I was given last winter plus create new plots by propagating my golden pothos.
Here are my latest: a repotting job in the big plant whose name I don’t even know, and my brand new baby golden pothos.
If you look carefully, you can see the next pot, waiting behind the other two. I let the plants choose which plants they want to live in before I plant them. I also put river rocks I have collected in the pot first, along with fresh soil and poetry pages.
It just feels right to me, as a poet, to be birthing plants that are also growing into poetry as they grow into larger plants.
What do you think?
I can almost feel her relief at being in a larger pot. Look how smooshed she is, as if she hasn't realized she may exhale into more space.
As I took this shot, I felt so content. My plant in my purpose room. The whole thing just felt like a perfectly ripe, perfectly right creative space.
What did you create this week?
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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