The Next Big Thing

    It starts with a blank paper.  An entire world of opportunity is at your fingers but that is far too much for one person to handle.  Why must this be so difficult?  The world is not going to end if the brush touches the paper and makes a mistake.  There’s too much pressure.  The first stroke should look and feel perfect or else the feeling for the rest of the painting will get worse and worse.  A feeling of unease is just as ominous as storm clouds on a wedding day.

    The unease is due in part to the glairing whiteness of the paper.  Pure and pristine it’s the antithesis of the colorfully paint spackled palette.  And therein lies the problem, the blinding perfection cannot be touched, nothing that’s painted will be as creatively open as this sheet of paper sitting on the table right at this very moment.

    The brushes get adjusted in the dirty old mason jar until the best ones are closest at hand.  Running fingertips over them does nothing but tickle the softest skin on the hand and draw the tip towards the base of the red brush, the best brush.  What better way to start this masterpiece than with the best?

    Tentatively the brush finds its way into the deepest of the dark blue and is hesitantly slid up the page.  This feels right.  Even though there is no substance, nothing has truly been created, everything has been started.  The next strokes are steady, solid, and true.


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I wrote this for my creative writing class. A max of 300 words about an action. About doing something.
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