Library Visit Seeds Inspiration
Library visits seed greater flow regarding work and creativity. Moreover, they install a sense of wonder in the variety of ways to reach out in curiosity. This makes sense. First, just as seeds grow into plants and bear fruit, vegetables, or flowers, so does intuitive expression grow from interaction with the media, services, and education offered at libraries. Second, the more you apply that curiosity, the greater stored knowledge is held. Therefore, the ultimate way to grow flow is by finding and visiting an actual Seed Library, such as the one at Lake Wales Public Library in Lake Wales, Florida.
Wonder why seed libraries grow in so many libraries around the country? See here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/public-seed-library
Sow Seeds to Create More Work
As I approached the display of the Seed Lending Library, I had a flood of ideas for paid work. First, I wondered who was most likely to use a seed library? How many people grow their own food and is it enough? That made me think of grant proposal writing aspects of this service. Next, I wondered how libraries like this one in an agriculturally-based community could get the word out more. The thought of a social-media driven news article or a brown-bag lunch lecture came to mind. Also, the phrases joy of gardening and fruits of labor gave me a jolt. What sorts of poetry projects could rise from this display? Finally, I considered putting a series into my blog about creating flow from library visits.
Plant Seeds for Greater Creativity
As I browsed through the antique card catalog file that was repurposed to alphabetically organizing local seeds, I was thrilled. Here are the beginnings of many plants. And, stories, too. A glance at the carrot packets reminded me of how much my daughters loved The Tale of Peter Rabbit as children. Then, the sight of radishes reminded me of another story they enjoyed, Rapunzel. In turn, an idea for an essay on motherhood and reading to children emerged. Perhaps I would only write it for them?
Take some time and see if a seed library exists in your area. Or, simply look through some seed packets during your next trip to the store. See what projects grow from that experience
Here’s to growing your flow.