I would rather create and inspire others then read other people's inspirational work. This does not mean that I do not enjoy reading other people's hard work, but actually quite the opposite. I love reading a great novel, watching an amazing movie, or playing an awesome video game. I am always blown away at what other people create everyday. However, I love to try and create inspiration in others as well. There is nothing more satisfying then someone approaching me and telling me that they love a particular photograph or passage, and how it meant something to them. The thing is if I was to always be entertained by other's work then I would never accomplish anything of my own. There is a fine line or a delicate balance that I am constantly juggling. For me inspiration is contagious like a disease. Once I catch it I don't want it to go away. The key is to channel this energy into something productive. There is nothing I hate more then wasting this creative energy. I never quite know when, where, who, or what will inspire me so I always keep a pen and paper with me. This way I always grab that great idea instead of letting it slip away. There is nothing more frustrating then having a great I idea you just can't seem to remember. It's like torture when your idea sits there right on the edge of your imagination, but no matter how hard you try you just can't seem to make it drop. I don't know what will inspire me to write tomorrow, but I have figured out what I am writing about today.
- Robby Silk