Challenging your creative mind
First of all, my apologies for not putting up my regular article a couple of weeks ago. I had a fairly significant health scare, which put me in hospital for a few days. I’m well on the mend now, for which thanks be to God, but it kinda disrupted things for a while. (Its aftereffects, particularly new medications, look set fair to go on disrupting things for a few months longer, but what can you do?)
Anyway, while healing up after my procedure, I’ve been trying to find new ways to overcome the mental blocks caused by medication, fatigue, pain and other problems. As if on cue, Nate W., a reader of my own blog, Bayou Renaissance Man, happened to send me a link to this short video clip on YouTube, in which the voice of the narrator is heard by the participants in the storyline. Chaos ensues! See for yourselves. (LANGUAGE ALERT: There are a few naughty words from time to time.)
Being an author, I found the concept very funny, but also very creative and entertaining. I was intrigued enough to go to the Omeleto channel on YouTube, and look at their other video offerings. They have a lot of videos to offer. Here, for example, is one titled “1500 Words”, where a man is told he has only 1,500 words left to live. Sounds weird, but look at it from a creativity point of view. I’d never have thought of life measured in words, rather than units of time like hours, minutes and seconds.
So, while I’m recovering, I’m watching a number of Omeleto’s videos, trying to stretch my brain and my creative sense, to challenge myself to try new things. It’s helping me cope with the dulling, stultifying effects of some pretty heavy medication.
I highly recommend trying Omeleto’s video collection for yourself. It’s a good exercise in creativity, IMHO. If any readers have other video collections, or other sources of creative inspiration, to share with us, please tell us about them in Comments.