Investing a Dollar.

I bought a used book from the library for one dollar the other day. I don’t want to name it at present, because I don’t know how much of it I’ll like, and I don’t want to appear to endorse it at this time. It’s a program, you see. A program for enhancing creativity, and I decided to try it out, though not without some apprehension.

First of all, dollar. If you see a book for sale for one dollar, and it catches just a tenth of your interest, you buy it. I dare say most of you would agree with that. I won’t lie to you, I wouldn’t have bought this book new, or really at any price above a dollar.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single dollar...if you're cheap.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single dollar…if you’re cheap.

Also, I don’t feel I am in any kind of creative crisis right now. One could always create more than X amount, yes, but in general I’m satisfied with my creative output at the moment. Those that are not satisfied probably get more out of such programs as laid out in the book. But what can it hurt to try it? If I find that it’s precepts are actually interfering with my creativity and my work, I can always give it up. Again, dollar. Some one on Bookmooch will be happy to take it off my hands if I don’t find it useful.

Despite my fondness for ritual in certain parts of my life, I’m not exactly big on “programs,” as prescribed by other people. They can feel too confining at times. Yet if nothing else, the act of committing to a program for a trial period is thinking outside the damn proverbial box. Stepping outside of the old comfort zone. Insert your own Super cliche’ Number 3 here. But it’s a precise program in a way, lasting for a specific amount of time, if I stick with it to the end. So I’ll give it a shot. Being a writer, or artist of any kind is as much about “giving it a shot” as it is anything else, I dare say. Especially if it only costs a dollar.

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