Monday, January 25, 2010


This saying is resonating with me as I struggle to figure out what is going with my chronic fatigue & its frustrating affects on my creativity.

When health is absent Wisdom cannot reveal itself, Art cannot become manifest, Strength cannot be exerted, Wealth is useless and Reason is powerless. Herophiles

I know I've been bitching alot about not feeling well & it pissing me off, etc, etc. It's hard not to get down when I have a kazillion & one things in my head (and I'm sure even more things yet to be dreamt) that are going stagnant with my inability to GET CREATIVE in this haze of lethargy & lack of motivation. I see other people creating such unique and wonderful work & I feel very left out & falling behind & washed up before I've gotten started.

But I must go easy on myself & understand there is a reason for all this and hold onto hope that once I'm back in action, I will soar!



  1. You are too hard - just look at the photo's you are taking - they stand out from the crowd.

  2. Thanks Ing...give Rufus a big pat for me (love this pic of him as your icon here!)

  3. Anon here--the photo, as usual, is fantastic. That alone shows that even when you think you aren't being creative, you are much, much more than most people will ever be.

  4. I haven't been on my reader for a while and I saw your post. I am sorry that you don't feel well. I have a friend who struggles with chronic fatigue and it is painful in many ways, not the least being the loss of vigorously being creative. I wanted to share with you the link for a blog event going on right now that might inspire you. Check out the link on my blog. It is a great blog giveaway. You are eligible for a give away from hundreds of art blogs for the price of a comment. After you are finished at my blog, click on the pink badge and it will take you to the list of participants. Have fun and hope you feel better soon.

  5. you're right! that means theres a better one out there for me. thanks for the comment
    oh no, i hate feeling like a numb block when i want to create.
    its like getting new art supplies and not knowing what to create but you just want to use them!
    i find that when i'm slow and a bit fatigue, it is usually because i've forgotten to put beef on the menu. my iron is pretty low normally.

  6. I've no idea it must be like to live with CFS. I do know that you are taking some brilliant photographs (gotta love that Susannah and her inspiring ways eh?). To do the latter, with the former? Good grief, you're a hero.

    And thank you for this quote. It's perfect for my challenges right now. Perfect.

  7. Aww, thanks Jo. I just found your blog today & am looking forward to digging into it more (pun intended!)

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