Fireflies… those lovely winks of light, are as much a part of life here in the South as sweet tea and stories told on front porches. Around here everyone tells stories, about everyone and everything. Stories are born out of day to day living. Those are the “firefly” moments- being inspired by the ordinary…
Here are some Firefly moments that have happened to me:
As I walked along the beach, I watched a seagull become trapped in a fishing net. An event unfolded in front of me and a story unfolded inside of me. I wrote it down in my journal when I returned to my condo and the story of Saylor on the Seashore was born.
As I walked through the neighborhood, I met a funny cat with lots of personality and unusually long legs. I called him Kitty LongLegs and another story started brewing.
The cat in the tree became to me The Cat Who Could Fly.
Inspiration is everywhere. We don’t need books about how to be more creative. We don’t have to wait for the big “light bulb” idea. We just need to open our eyes, our minds and our hearts to the creativity in the ordinary.