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"Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly."

"One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again." - Marshall Vandruff

I sincerely hope my current lack of creativity is just this sort of dormancy. Looking to blossom again soon.

(Via Steve Himmer.)

August 19, 2013 in Books, Fiction | Permalink


It's actually a very good thing that this sort of dormancy exists. Other flowers than the ones you produce need some time and space to blossom, too. And the ones who love your flowers (like me) need some time and space to collect them.

Posted by: Martin at Aug 19, 2013 9:39:26 AM

Some oaks will take up to two years to produce a good crop of acorns. They need to rest between their productive periods. Still. Wheatyard! You have no apologizing or explaining to do.

Posted by: Paul Lamb at Aug 19, 2013 6:53:55 PM