In need of bewitching

Today is Thanksgiving here in the Great White North, aka Canada. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks!

All I can say is I’m thankful for being a Canadian after listening to the second American presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump last night. Gong show. That’s all I’m going to say.

What am I doing today for Thanksgiving? The usual. Dinner with family. I’m making two dishes and the other family members are taking care of the rest. Does that make it potluck? I don’t know. I’ll be making marinated pork back ribs (sorry, no turkey) and a yam and apple casserole done in the slow cooker. Mmm, mmm, good.

After listening to the presidential debate, I had to clear my brain. I would have loved to have watched some Game of Thrones to clear the ole noggin. But considering I don’t subscribe to HBO (something I may have to consider eventually), the next best thing I could do was listen to the Season 6 soundtrack from the show. Nothing like re-arranging my brain synapses back to where they were after trying to process surrealism.

Ramin Djawadi’s work as a composer is brilliant. If I could be in the same room with him and watch his process, it would be absolutely eye-opening for me. I would revel in it and pick his brain.

Watching creative people do their thing is intoxicating. Engaging with creative people is intoxicating. Creativity is intoxicating, beguiling and bewitching. Quite frankly, it is a huge turn-on for me, and I’m not necessarily referring to it in a sexual way. When you’re inspired, you want to aspire to be more than what you are. When you get to engage with someone who inspires you, there is no need artificial stimulants. The whole thing is a beautiful high. I can probably count the number of times I’ve had the good fortune of experiencing that pleasure on one hand. However, I can’t recall anything off the top of my head. That doesn’t bode well. But I remember the emotions and energy associated with that creative engagement. That means I’m way overdue for some creative intoxication.

Anyway, I better get going and start cooking part of that Thanksgiving dinner for this evening.

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