Creativity Series: David Clark “Writing and Remembering”

7 thoughts on “Creativity Series: David Clark “Writing and Remembering”

  1. I am incredibly moved by your post. Your experience brought back my memories of laying on the floor of the Sistine Chapel, gazing at the ceiling with tears running down my cheeks. At that moment in time, God spoke to my soul through the art of a master.

    You spoke my heart: “I desire to write, to put that word on the page, because I long to tell of a Beauty I have not experienced but a beauty my experience has seen and tasted and heard.”

    Thank you for allowing God to move through you to give me the words I needed to hear today. You reminded me of why I create.

  2. David, your post made me think of this Lewis quote:

    The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered broadcast. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and oppose an obstacle to our return to God: a few moments of happy love, a landscape, a symphony, a merry meeting with our friends, a bathe or a football match, have no such tendency. Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.

  3. Kat,
    Thanks so much for reading. I am glad you found my words useful. I’m with you. I wanted to lay down on the floor of the Sistine and spend the afternoon gazing upward. Even crammed shoulder to shoulder with sweaty picture-takers I experienced a sense of calm happiness, a sense of presence even. Blessings on your journey.

  4. David, As always, your words are the thoughtful wisdom of a friend. Thanks for reading and sharing the wise Mr. Lewis. Blessings

  5. Sounds like you’re in a writing funk. I find when I work on one project for to long and don’t make progress, I get in a mood too. Yet, you are so honest about the writing process.

  6. I love your many sources of inspiration, that of the natural world, of scripture, that of the created world…creation and co-creation, and your vision of what co-creation can be in the blessed times that it comes. Thank you for sharing your memories, your experiences and your inspiration.

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