dancing around the fire

illustration by cricketpress

I have danced around the fire naked to appease the songwriting gods. And I imagine that every writer worth his weight in salt has to go to the dark side. It’s a very important thing to do. I think the bigger challenge is to not be engulfed by the flames and to make it to the next level.

— Rufus Wainwright, via WHYY

When have you gone to the dark side to satisfy your creative passion?

5 thoughts on “dancing around the fire

  1. I am very new to your blog (I found it through Sister Diane) and I must say that I am in love with it already. You are so refreshing and I really cannot to see what more you will do in your life :)

  2. I don’t know if it’s the dark side, but I’ve had creativity based insomnia … If 3 a.m. is the only alone time available…when no one is saying “Mom,mom!” or “Honey,can you..” then I’m happy to take my solace and bend wire or play with metal clay or glass in the wee hours!!

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