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According to Hawaiians, all volcanic activity is caused by Pele. She had a bunch of sisters and numerous husbands, many of which she "accidentally" burned. The fact of the matter is, she was a bit fickle when it came to men. She would hang around all sleepy and quiet for years and years and years, and then she would find the man of her dreams and WAKE UP. Inspiration would flow through her, and it was all she could do not to create little island after little island. Unfortunately, the men she loved weren't always that into her because she was pretty high maintenance. If she got tired of you: POOF! You were literally lava-lamped. If you got tired of her: Poof! You were also lava-lamped. Plus, she had these low maintenance hula girl sisters who were always stealing her thunder. Which of course meant: Poof! Lamp-lamped!
Still, what you've gotta love about Pele is that she totally understood how passion flowers best after periods of dormancy. She wasn't out there 24/7 making islands. No. She would create, then she'd rest, then she'd create. She understood that, in fact, creativity requires dormancy. It demands that one lay fallow now and then so that one's very spark can be lighted anew. Personally, I would prefer a little bit more control over that spark. Would that one could turn it on and off like a lightbulb. Alas, no such luck, at least in my case. But take comfort, Jenny, inspiration in such a gifted soul as yours will return. Just turn out the light. Sleep. Rest. When you're body is ready, your spark will be too.