As I write and put together ideas for a blog entry, at times, I find myself on YouTube excursions. It has been that way ever since I learned this concept about blogging. Back when YouTube was in its infancy and has not grown into this bottomless viral pit that is known for today. I would try to write here and there as I find myself on a safari hunt. Searching for the unknown, searching for whatever comes off the top of the head. I think it’s the closest thing to having a muse for me these days. Also, muses from the female persuasion do not come cheap. C’est la vie.
While I’m on the YouTube excursions, at times, I do find myself enjoying clips I thought I wouldn’t be able to see again. During a particular part of my childhood, I didn’t interact with kids my own age at much unless it was at school. At home, I found myself in my devices of toys, television, and books. The television bumpers provided below has inspired me to create bumpers for the website.
Fortunately and unfortunately, YouTube didn’t distract me so much that it has made me take a rather lengthy sabbatical. The discussion of my absence is going to be in another entry at another time. It will not be discussed in this chapter because I don’t want to interrupt my ideas at the moment. Also, I compiled a soundtrack during my unexpected time off.
As I’m sitting here writing, I’m combing through YouTube and looking through videos that come to mind. While even though, it is an easy recipe for distraction, it helps me channel my creativity. Like for example, I go through a retro, ofttimes obscure, pop culture clips for inspiration.
The warm sound of nostalgia brings me in from the harsh reality of the offline world. When it calls for it, I do bring in the realistic elements such as the five senses, touch, taste, see, listening, and smell. They provide authenticity to the proverbial blank canvas. As an example, I would describe a dream muse since the idea is still fresh in my mind.
She was an exotic woman with an unusual beauty. She was not only highly regarded in seduction, but also in deduction and reasoning. She’s filled with infectious, subtle energy that could change the mood of the room upon entering. Her face, flowing blond locks, and trim hourglass figure could get her anything and anyone, but she’s a hidden pursuer for the intellectual who can unlock her desires.
We all find inspirations somewhere. At times, it could either be in the most or the least expected place. It enables creativity to be fun and fresh. Even though, we do grow up to become adults who feel stifled by the old nine-to-five routine. There is always the kid inside of us who believe that the reason America fought a war for independence was because the British wouldn’t allow them to invent pizza.