I actually used to do this very same thing as a teenager, as I often wrote poetry. I have always been very sensitive and hyper-aware of my surroundings.
However, as we get a little older and become caught up in our everyday lives, we can become de-sensitized. I am always inspired on a long walk because I am amazed at the beauty in even the most seemingly trivial things.
It helps even more to listen to your favorite music....the kind of music that inspires you to write.....a little Emmylou Harris....Ryan Adams....great, prolific storytellers.
Thanks for reminding me of what inspires me as a songwriter!
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