I have a small collection of candles in my writing corner. They are my companions whenever I read or write. This is something bout a candle flame that just ignites my creative juices.
From ocean breeze to apple vanilla, the scents of my candles help me find the mood I need. Amid gentle wafting smells and dancing flames, my muse tentatively comes to visit. Sometimes my efforts to coax her out of hiding are in vain, but I still like to watch the fire. I like the way the color changes and the flame ebbs and then grows. The flame is never still and when my air conditioning turns on, the flame performs a wild and dangerous dance.
Light, fire, and flame have consistently been used throughout literature as metaphors for knowledge, good, and power. Maybe I have absorbed some of this and my sub-conscious is enlightened and my imagination heightened by a burning candle.
Whatever the reason, I love candles and somehow I find it easier to create with the flame of inspiration alight on my desk and in my mind.
What inspires you or triggers your creativity?