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The Pineapple Shortage (In My Head)

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The Pineapple Shortage (In My Head)

I wish I felt like a writer right now. There are so many things happening in the world that move me, a long line of people whose stories I believe would heal your heart and open your mind, but I just can’t find the words. I think it might be the pineapple shortage.

They tell me that this is what happens with us creative types. Even typing that makes my stomach flip flop, which — now that I mention it — isn’t so much of a surprise either. “They” also tell me that, at least in the beginning, we creative types are pretty uncomfortable with even declaring ourselves creative.

The bitching part of this whole deal is that, at least it seems to me, our willingness to discover and accept our identity as creative beings directly impacts the success of our creative endeavors. If we can’t own it, we can’t rock it.

It would be so much easier to be masterful at our craft if the success came strong, early, and consistent. Of course it would, but then what kind of world would we live in? The best-seller lists would be watered down with books written by people whose lives haven’t yet helped them understand the value of digging deeper, surrendering to the story, and — for the love of all things glittery — editing.

There would be a spinoff of that Hoarders show where the experts and dump trucks descend on museums filled beyond capacity with the first photographs, drawings, and paintings of creative types who retired in the rookie season and never went on to master their craft. Already the music world is sort of upside down — if you don’t yet know about the music world outside of top 40 radio, then you’re missing out — but imagine how much worse it could get if the journey of the creative ones didn’t have this element!

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.


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1:51PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

thank you

4:24AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012


12:28PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Even if you only start a spark of creativity working at being creative will fan that spark...eventually creating a fire.

9:30AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Nice piece Christy, thanks.

I decided to stick to my dream and, guess what? The agent likes my debut novel and asked for the whole manuscript.
My second novel is in editing stage. Not going as fast as I want, but then I'm in a very busy 2 weeks so, if I make 1 chapter in the next week I'm doing OK. Then I can pick up again.
My third novel is shoving scenes through my head at the most awkward of times. But it just has to wait its turn.

Go for your dream. It's there for a reason.

7:09PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012


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