I am a writer. Upon discovering this people ask, “Where do you get your ideas?” This flummoxes me. Ideas are not my problem. Not ever. I always have way more ideas than I can possibly use, and if I ever run out I have an entire Mulch Pile of fragments that I can mine. Focus, execution, finding my glasses—those are my problems.
You need an idea to kick-start your creativity? I’ve got some. I have so many of ’em piled in the corners that I should open a Gently Used Ideas store. Here. Take one home with you.
Today’s prompt: Find a small box. Empty it out. Explore its inner surfaces. Close it up. Explore its outer shape. Open it again and imagine what it would be like to live inside the box.
Now write, or paint, or photograph, or compose, or weave, or . . . .