Here in Oklahoma we’re moving into that time of year when there’s not much motivation to spend time outdoors. Warm sunny days are gone; cold wind-whipped days have come. Before the full brunt of winter forces me indoors during January and February I thought I’d find a few outdoor writing venues. This week I uncovered an energizing place full of creative spark.
Write Anywhere #20: Skatepark
Our small town boasts a skatepark built about two years ago near the community center. Here’s a video showcasing the park:
The day I visited about five persevering souls braved the chill to practice their moves. One little guy was on a scooter trying to make it up one wall while the others zoomed by. He tried to reach the top over and over. An older skateboarder had a very intricate routine he was perfecting that the others critiqued to help him fine-tune it. I loved watching their athleticism, creative process and mutual encouragement.
We tend to think about creativity involving traditional areas like visual arts, music, crafts or fashion. I focus on writing as a creative endeavor because I’m a writer but creativity comes in all kinds of packages. As the skaters practiced their flips and pops, I practiced writing. Life is one big creative flow. Hope you grabbed some this week.