Sunday, February 07, 2010

Superbowl, Video Games, Creativity and Lent

Today is Superbowl Sunday and we're hosting a semi-early Superbowl party since several people are going to have to leave before the end of the actual game. This year neither team is one of my favorites, but I believe I'll pull for The Saints since they have never been in the Superbowl before.

Dragon Age is nearing its conclusion, and this makes me sad. It has been quite a number of years since I have found a video game that reaches out and touches the creativity inside of me as well as the adventurer and likewise lets me escape from this world for happy hours on end. I know that the major games out there for escape appears to be war games, but with wars really going on in the world and real people dying, this doesn't appeal to me at all. But the fantasy element in Dragon Age does and I simply cannot wait for the expansion game to come out! I just do not want the adventure to end.

Perhaps it is because of my enjoyment of Dragon Age, or perhaps it is because Dragon Age has let me relax so much that my creativity has indeed returned. The short stories are flowing, the novel ideas are flowing, and poetry has returned. Not only has written creativity returned, but knitting creativity has likewise returned!

All of this creativity has returned just in time as Lent approaches. One of the things I am hoping for to do through this Lenten season is to be creative and as peaceful as possible. Not a bad goal for Lent this year.