Although winter is a great time in terms of my creativity, summer will always be a great time for me to gather many ideas for what I want to write. This year i’ve gone with quite an expected aesthetic with my writing talking about the importance of flowers. I’ve been discussing how I want to eventually plant thousands upon thousands of different kinds of every flower that I can get my hands on. Why? You may ask. It's all about conservation and aiming to do good for our planet rather than impact. I want to live my life knowing that i’ve actually achieved something. Achieving something to me isn’t about making money or writing lots of book sand getting published. Yes, that will enable me to do things to make an impact but I don’t consider it the impact in itself.
So what could I do to make this idea a successful venture? I thought about a garden, but a garden would be ruined quite quickly and not be large enough of a space. It would also be solitary and i wouldn’t be able to share the vision and creative space with anyone but me and a few others. No, I would want my idea to translate into a large public space that anyone would be able to visit. So I started to think about how i could really make sure I left an all important legacy piece of work.
I want to leave a legacy. One thing that has been going round my mind for a few days is a flower meadow, a vast landscape full of different kinds of flora. It will be a place that people want to flock to. A place they want to keep safe and care for. To be honest, this is how we should all feel about everywhere on our planet. Start to just care that little bit more. Then, people need the reason to care, and so for me a flower garden that is in full bloom during summer and is consciously protected during the colder months is a great idea. It may not be a theme park or a place to pump up loads of adrenaline. It will be a place to get back to nature, appreciate the beauty. To read and write and create wonderful things that can be shared. It will be a haven in a world of chaos.
It will be called Flowers In Summer. Which is of course a working preliminary title, but this is a dream of mine. To be in a position to buy land to plant all these flowers and plant life. Give them a safe place to live and provide seeds for future generations. I myself will spend time there and write books and articles and just create in general. Can you imagine a greater, more comforting place to be creative than a canopy amongst colourful, stimulating flora with rolling hills and sprawling fields of thousands of flowers. It would be great. Not just a social space, but a place of learning and creative, alternative thinking.
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