Mortar: A bowl made of a very hard substance. Pestle: A club shaped object used for crushing and grinding. So why my interest in the mortar and pestle of things? Let me explain.
Today the mortar and pestle can be found in many kitchens. Its use for the grinding of small food items (herbs, etc.) needing to be crushed (the results enhance the flavor of food being prepared). The mortar and pestle is also used in pharmacies (grinding pills permits quicker absorption of consumed medicine), in scientific laboratories, and in the processing of various materials during the building of structures.
If you consider these two objects as tools used by us (humans), you will notice the one thing each ‘use’ has in common is the primary purpose of changing the texture of a substance into one that becomes more pliable/versatile. This, in turn, allows for a greater infusion of the various elements when mixed together. The results open up possibilities. Creating a fresh variety of essences and nuances as well as capabilities of a new formula/mixture.
My question for you today. How’s your creativity doing? Is your mental mortar and pestal handy when it comes to repurposing your thoughts, your ideas … your imagination? Have fun with being creative – mix and match, stir and blend, grind and crush, rethink and then … create!
Have an excellent week, thanks for stopping by,
26 thoughts on “Mortar and pestle – Mental tools for the creative mind.”
I love this post. It really makes us think about our state of creativity. I have shared it on my http://www.facebook.com/quirkybooksnet page. Thanks.
Thank you muchly Sandra, I hope your weekend was a relaxing one for you! 🙂
Went to work in my day job and have been working on my E-Book about redundancy tonight. No rest for the good.
Sigh, a truth but then again a satisfying one too! 🙂
My muse seems to have gone on strike, only wanting to pick up shovel, hoe, or pitchfork (lol)…must stop her soon! 🙂
I love that…” mix and match, stir and blend”. 🙂 hugs Paula. Xxx
Penny, I just love how you make me perceive the surrounding world in a completely different way:)
A little bit of this & a little bit of that!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
My grandmother used to say a pinch of this, a pinch of that, makes life richer always! Happy today RoSy, dear friend! 🙂 xo
Oh Yes – Happy Today! 🙂
Grinding away , always Penny!
Hi Ute, are you having an awesome week my friend? 🙂
So far it is great thank you… 3 more days to the weekend…with an evening out with staff… one evening my son’s presentation night as he is leaving school… I am so proud of him….. I have it so good and and I can only be grateful for everything!
Yes you do, most especially your loving spirit Ute, making all those exposed to you as blessed as you are dear friend! 🙂
Love you Penny, you know that! 🙂 hugs
hugs back Ute, congrat’s on your sons achievement. Much love, Penny 🙂
AnElephantCant stir and blend easily
He does not want his imagination augmented
He need not wrestle
With mortar and pestle
His thoughts are already fragmented
Perhaps, but his thoughts do turn into a wonderful combination when he puts them down and they become his written words that he shares with others! 🙂 xo
Hmmm .. mix and match. I have several ideas for different things .. maybe they will fit together as one … either that or a badly dubbed foreign film that leaves everybody at the end saying “whut??” 😆 What I am trying to say is that maybe I can take this advice – along with yesterday’s – to create everything I have together as one.
Doesn’t make sense that, does it?
Good morning/evening Alastair! Well, It does sound awfully creative of you! 😉
😆 Which was the polite way of saying “no” hehe
Goofball! it was the good morning way of having fun! 🙂
Haha 😀 I think the heat over here is getting to me. The hottest day of the year so far. It’s frazzling my tiny pea sized brain. Plus something going on that I will be blogging about later. 😉
Good morning anyway. Hope the day is starting well for you over there
🙂 yes it is!