Stephen Roach, lyric writer for “Songs of Water” wrote about creativity on his blog “Words that Bloom” as he was on the road in Australia:
Creativity begins in rest,
in a moment outside of moments,
in a place where we may pause and reflect
on what has been and what is to be
or perhaps upon that which has escaped the entire notion of being.
We become an observer peering over the shoulder of our own bustling life.
But do we recognize her in the magnificence of this disentangled, free-verse prose?
Creativity is never hurried, for it perceives time in a manner much different than
the persistent ticking of wrist watches and on-time departures.
It knows her as a mother knows her child.
And if we are able to slip through the cracks of what must-be-done
and slow ourselves to the pace of eternity’s un-rushed sprawl,
we might glimpse ourselves in a way heaven has drawn us all along
– a bouquet of luminesce echoes-
From here, we can enter in again to the movement and the must-be-done
with a washed countenance,
a baptized habitation. “