Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Creative Writing Prompt: What have you forgotten…

Stephanie

What have you forgotten that you were once so eager to learn?

I’ve been playing an African hand drum called a “djembe” for the last 6 years or so… 2005 was when I’d started and at the time I couldn’t get enough of it. I’d gone to a million drum circles, workshops, lessons, played in a band, attended drumming retreats – it felt great to play, it made me feel so alive! But in the last year, I’ve all but abandoned it. Why? I’m not really sure. Have other things taken precedence in my life? Perhaps. I guess I sometimes struggle with the idea that I might have outgrown something…

How about you? Can you share a similar story?


16 thoughts on “Creative Writing Prompt: What have you forgotten…

  1. I used to spend hours and hours at my drawing board. Sketchbook work and finished pieces. Then I got a job in a graphics shop, and that particular itch was being scratched in a new way. Now I’m a web guy and the drawing board sits there unused. *sigh*

  2. I used to spend hours and hours at my drawing board. Sketchbook work and finished pieces. Then I got a job in a graphics shop, and that particular itch was being scratched in a new way. Now I’m a web guy and the drawing board sits there unused. *sigh*

  3. Thank you for CF info, very helpful.

    Re: The subject.

    I don’t think it’s cynical, or anything to be concerned about. In fact, I think it’s normal, healthy and evolutionary. If we simply stayed focused on one thing and never let go we would not mature and develop our minds, tastes, thoughts, etc. We would come to know a real lot about a real little. Essentially, we learn something, and in doing so, we learn how to learn, and then we go learn something more and or different.

    In my case, when something comes into my field of vision, I then must learn the heck out of it, i.e., become a subject matter expert. As time goes by, I stay with it on a more casual level, and from time to time re-envigorate my understanding, but, in the meantime, I’m also nurturing other interests.

    My $0.02 (before taxes) FWIW.

  4. Thank you for CF info, very helpful.

    Re: The subject.

    I don’t think it’s cynical, or anything to be concerned about. In fact, I think it’s normal, healthy and evolutionary. If we simply stayed focused on one thing and never let go we would not mature and develop our minds, tastes, thoughts, etc. We would come to know a real lot about a real little. Essentially, we learn something, and in doing so, we learn how to learn, and then we go learn something more and or different.

    In my case, when something comes into my field of vision, I then must learn the heck out of it, i.e., become a subject matter expert. As time goes by, I stay with it on a more casual level, and from time to time re-envigorate my understanding, but, in the meantime, I’m also nurturing other interests.

    My $0.02 (before taxes) FWIW.

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