What’s your creative beast?

Here’s a bit of reverse anthropomorphic light-heartedness to give you something to chew on (figuratively, of course!):

If your creativity was an animal, what would it be?

Is your creativity a cute but cuddly lemur leaping its way through the trees, then staring at the world with cute wide eyes?

Is it a mostly nocturnal wombat sleeping the day away in its burrow, then wombling through the landscape at night?

Is it more like a gazelle: daintily nibbling and bounding its way through life, happy in its herd?

Is it a lioness lurking in the long grass waiting for a wobbly herbivore to come within pouncing range?

Is it a sparrow, gobbling its own weight in inspiration every day just to stay aloft?

Is it a unicorn mysterious and elusive unless approached correctly? (no one said it had to be a real animal)

Or is it something entirely different?

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Let us know what and why in the comments below…

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As for me, after due consideration, I think my creative beast may be a leopard:

  • despite spending much of the day languidly napping, it is capable of startling bursts of speed and energy given the right inspiration
  • it can be elusive to find if searched for, yet will appear uncannily when not required
  • it requires solitude
  • it has a broad diet of inspirations
  • it likes to store its kill (AKA the stash) safely away from other beasts (AKA the children)
  • it appreciates trees
  • while dramatically dressed, it often lurks camouflaged in its native environment
  • it can be deliciously tactile, but is uncomfortably prickly if provoked
  • it resists domestication


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How about you?!


Author: verdant1

belly dancer, mother, student, public servant, shaman, knitter, sister, feminist, gardener and a lot more...

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