This February we have that extra 29th day. It’s leap year so why not plan on using that spare 24 hours we’ve been given to dabble with our creative side. Don’t think you have one? Then it’s time to take that creative leap! There are endless ways to find creativity in the garden and design world. Just being outdoors gets a different side of you moving and before you know it, you’ve designed a vegetable garden or you’ve planted an urn with a composition of your favorite herbs.
Agnes de Mille, a successful dancer, understood the necessity of taking leaps. “Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how… The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”
That’s the beauty of creativity. There are no boundaries. So take that extra day this February and treat yourself to the depths of the unknown; your creativity. You may even try to incorporate that imaginative and spontaneous combustion into each day, not just that extra one this February.
Still hesitant about taking that extra leap day to explore a bit of creativity? Maybe Mary Oliver’s eloquently written last line in ‘Of Power and Time’ may convince you that it’s never too late. “The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” What are you waiting for? It’s a leap year. Time to take that big jump into the creative pool; it’s never too late!
Images by Ann Bilowz
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