In an intriguing question for Lent, Sally writes: I have been pondering this Friday Five over and over in my mind, but I am coming up with nothing, so I am wondering; what do you do when you feel empty of all creativity and unable to make/do anything? This is a completely open question, the only rule is name 5 things that fill/ inspire you.
I go for a long walk, usually with my camera.
I write a blog post about emptiness in one of its many guises!
I read poetry, especially Mary Oliver poetry.
I start on what I anticipate will be the boring and tedious part of a research or writing project, thinking that I might as well at least get it out of the way.
I sit around and dwell in the emptiness.
My own personal bonus point: What I do NOT do is clean house!
Image: Cedar Key FL, Christmas 2010. When I thought about images for emptiness, this one leapt to mind.