• Lexie

The Hush

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

Have you read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert? I recommend it if you're a creative type. The book is about ideas; how they come to you and whether you decide to pursue them or let them go off to find someone else who will turn them into a reality. Because ideas want to be turned into reality. It's such a good book, go read it if you're at all creatively inclined and want to understand the magic of vision.

My ideas come to me when I'm asleep. I don't know why, maybe I'm just more receptive to imaginings when I'm in dream world. I had an idea pop into my head a few weeks ago; it said, Lexie, start writing again, make a new blog, call it The Hush, make it pretty and witty and... erm... you know, full of stuff, that you've written. So I did. And this is it. The idea that came to me when I was asleep, real and in the world. Big Magic at work.

So, what exactly is 'The Hush'?

The Hush is my quiet space. The contented sigh when I'm doing something that makes me truly happy. It's the salty St Leonards-on-Sea air on my face when I walk along the beach. The dew drops on the grass under my wellies when I take my dog to the park. The well thumbed notebooks filled with words and lists and drawings. The Hush is the smell of my nephew's soft red hair and velvety little boy skin. It's the book in my hand and the cats curled up next to me. The smell of the woods after rain, the satisfying squelch of churned up mud and grass freshly mowed. It's the moment immediately before I fall asleep, when I'm snuggled in bed, warm and safe, final thoughts of the day quietly floating away, the whispering of a dream waiting to begin.

That, my friends, is The Hush. A place that's easy to find when you learn to slow down and find joy in the quick succession of busy nothings.

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