I watched a YouTube video of the artist, David Hockney over the weekend. He was answering questions people sent in on Twitter. “Do you find the current fiscal and moral crisis an inspiration to your work or a distraction?” He sat back, smiled a Cheshire Cat smile and said, “Ah, inspiration. She never visits the lazy.” First, I want to thank him for considering inspiration’s origin my gender. But second, and perhaps more importantly, it made me pause.
Inspiration can be crowded out (or maybe for some counterintuitively enhanced) by having too many thoughts, ideas, goals. And getting the mundane out of the way can also lead to feelings of accomplishment and open the lane on the crowded beach for unexpected discoveries. Lazy is as lazy does; however, is the definition of lazy one size fits all? Granted, I am fried today from running in a road race yesterday and may not be making sense.