Two Sylvias' Weekly Muse: July 17, 2022
Hello Poets and Writers,
Welcome to this week’s Muse!
We are now in mid-July, the perfect time for taking a walk or a hike—exploring a city park, a wooded nature trail, a beach, or strolling around your yard or your neighborhood.
Henry David Thoreau famously wrote, “The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” For many writers, the act of taking a walk (whether brief or long) helps them in their creative process as they find themselves suddenly coming up with new ideas for poems and stories as well as breaking through any writer’s block they might be experiencing in the middle of working on a project.
Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Ludwig van Beethoven are a just few examples of creatives who came up with ideas for their work while taking their daily walks. Woolf uses her own daily strolls as inspiration for Clarissa Dalloway’s walk in London as the character goes about doing her daily errands while mulling over her past and the meaning of her life.