Solitude and Creativity


I have heard it said that quietness and solitude are necessary for creativity.  In the midst of our current social isolation, perhaps we will tap into our creative natures.  I have already seen examples of this on social media—Italians singing to, and with each other from the windows of their apartment homes, and musicians playing the same song together—from a distance.

On a news program, a father of five talks about his new daily routine that allows his children to have structure, learning, fun, and connection even though they are isolated at home.  Grandparents are playing games with their grandchildren via Skype and ending with a screen kiss.  This is an unusual time in all of our lives.  We find ourselves with time on our hands, either alone, with our partner, or with family—at home.

We have a choice to make.  We can complain, worry, and become depressed as we count our losses and inconveniences, or we can choose to see purpose in this season.  In the quietness, we are better able to hear the gentle whisper of God’s voice, the sounds of His creation, and the stirrings of our own soul.

May your choice be a creative one!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:  He leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul:  he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Psalm 23:1—3 (KJV).


4 thoughts on “Solitude and Creativity

  1. Excellent! And we will be doing FACEBOOK with our Son and daughter and grands! You and Eric stay safe. Hope you aren’t traveling for awhile!
    Thanks again for posting in your Blog. Very uplifting for me!
    Love you!
    Cathi >


    1. Thanks Cathi. Yes we’ve canceled all travel for now and staying home. You and Ed stay safe. Love and appreciate you!


  2. I love this blog post and the picture of you is stunning with that beautiful backdrop.
    Yes, finally, time to think, meditate, catch our breath, and get in touch with our creativity.
    We’re in God’s protection, too.
    God’s got this… and he has us in His big powerful hands.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s