There’s always a fear lurking in my mind that I might plagiarise. When I compose on the piano, I wonder if I’m simply reproducing a song or tune I once heard a long time ago – an accidental case of unintentional copying.
I dismiss this brief anxiety with the reminder I am unique. I’m the one and only me on this Earth. Whatever I think or do is unique to me. My chain of thoughts, reasoning and ideas can only be created in my mind. Even identical twins have unique identities, differentiating personalities.
Whether my works are ever published, make a fortune or not a penny, they are mine and a product of my individuality. If I fear to express them, I’m wasting those ideas and they become forgotten episodes in my life. Whatever springs up in the midst of my day might never go beyond a moment of thought, but some things are worth recording, like this blog. Wherever I go, I carry a notepad and pen to capture those brief bursts of creativity. They are unique to me and who knows where a spark might go, it might become a raging fire.
Isabel Allende – Zorro