I have recently discovered, dear readers, that the beginning of the year is thought to be an uninspiring time by many.
Though the explanation I will share below has merit, I must admit that I was somewhat taken aback by this thought.
To me, the Winter months are a time for introspection and less distractions. (Not to say that I’m not at all a Distracticon in the colder months; just somewhat less so. If you can imagine that.) There are no gardens to take care of, and less spur-of-the-moment plans like there are in the warmer months. Winter plans need to be cultivated, schedules more carefully coordinated, and even when those stars align, sometimes the plans are thwarted by the weather.
It gets dark sooner, and I become even more hermit like. And if I am not being consumed by a really good book or a Doctor Who marathon, it seems like I can hear story ideas more clearly. My mind wanders in the quiet of Winter. So sometimes I sit down and write them, because I’m home where my journals and pens are, and I may as well entertain myself with new stories.
However, this is not the case with everyone.
To paraphrase a bit on what was told to be by Jody, our First Lady of The Raven:
This time of year can feel somewhat uninspiring. We suffer gray skies and cold temperatures as we wait for spring. But it is a myth that creativity and inspiration just happen by chance and only to a chosen few. Anyone that cultivates an adventurous spirit can be creative, even in the bleakest of months.
“The theme of the movie line up for the next three months is centered around some of those adventurous spirits.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m looking forward to many of these movies!
However you may feel during the coldest months -full of inspiration, not inspired at all, or somewhere in between – come pull up a chair on a Wednesday evening, get cozy with a hot mug of your favorite beverage and a delicious dessert, and settle in for a few hours.
I love movie nights, don’t you?
See you soon!
-Jessica, your Media Specialist