Abstract Rumblings

Inspiration, Imagination or Imitation

Inspiration is extremely rare to find these days. The Internet has made information retrieval such a simple task. Gone are the days when research meant original ideas, hours of struggle with tomes in the library and days of incessant labor. A single click today and a plethora of knowledge opens up.

  • But are we to gain from this Instant Coffee approach?
  • Does creative pursuit end on Google Search?
  • Are we leaving a legacy of dependence on wires and wireless?

Creation is and shall always be a dynamic process. Entwined, interspersed and inspired from Nature. The morning dew, the rising sun, the mountains tall, the glades, the flowers are all same as the ones our ancestors had for their creative titillation.

  • So why is there a dearth of creative, imaginative and original ideas?
  • Are we incompetent, imperfect and impractical today?
  • Are we simply ignorant of the treasure trove around us?
  • Are we simply happy to imitate because it’s faster and less taxing?

Inspiration shall always come to those, who look for it. But the secret is to search in the right places, at the right time and for the right purpose. With inspiration in hand and imagination at work, one can do wonders. You may be a poet or a practitioner, imagination gives you the ability to go beyond the usual din. The power to sail beyond the horizons of conformity to islands of exclusiveness and exceptions but can Knowledge substitute Imagination and Inspiration?

Knowledge breeds from the past, Imagination forges the future and Inspiration envisages the present. All three are vital for success. For there is no future, if you don’t learn from the past. But the time to act is now. So go out and get inspired. Leave Google to what it does best: Doodle.


3 thoughts on “Inspiration, Imagination or Imitation

  1. Sahil,
    i feel we have it too easy and what comes too easy isn’t valued whether it be material things or ideas. The creative process is always demanding and requires real thinking rather than gimmicky soundbytes which have no lasting value but sound good for the moment. On your blog you have genuinely interesting ideas but i sense disappointment with how our ‘word world’ has evolved; it hasn’t progressed, just evolved in if i my say so an inferior way, we have dumbed down, no two ways about it.
    You have so many excellent ideas and you should start to express them in poetry.
    Perhaps you could begin by exploring in words your immediate surroundings and what they mean to you – the sounds you hear, people you see, the buildings, the landscape, the beauty of a garden or of a solitary tree, what an old man said yesterday and the impact it had on you, a child’s innocent laughter, the pain of a neighbour who has lost a husband after 40 years of marriage…explore your world, give it a voice, a feeling, a conscience.

    We’ll keep in touch.
    My best to you


    • Sure John I completely agree with you. Creative process is taxing but that makes the final creation unique and awe worthy. I also agree on expression of thoughts via the lyrical ink. Poetry is close to my heart and you can find some of my writings under the poetry menu in this blog too. I hope you can go through them. Thank you for suggesting so many other themes that have fired up my mind. Looking forwards to keeping in touch with you. Its seldom one can find such constructive suggestions.

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