Sunday, April 29, 2012
Putting Positive Vibes On Our Pages -- Vonnie Davis
Often sadness forms like an odious vapor from within our souls. Then again, it may rain on us from outside sources. Either way, we are affected and sometimes unable to write.
Our creativity becomes a prisoner, encased within the bubble of these morose, unhappy or depressing emotions.
Or is it?
Pain can immobilize us or make us sound out, either with music or poetry or prose.
Depression can pull us down into a numbing abyss. Or we can fight like hell to rise above. Either way--succumbing or surviving--is never easy. Both can zap our energies. Both can take a chunk of our souls. However, surviving leads us to the emotional sunlight of healing. And so we keep fighting.
If I put down my feelings of dispair over a health issue, perhaps. Then one day, months later, when my character is facing something incredibly scary, I can go back to my "Blues File" and pull forth an emotion my character needs.
In otherwords, use your negative emotions for good. Don't deny them, but feel them, taste them, smell them. Allow them to roll around on your hands as you examine them. Paint them honestly on a computer screen or canvas. For one day, they may become something profound on a page. Something that resounds with someone else. Someone who needs a touch of positive reinforcement.