It's not uncommon for people to describe the creative burn as being like a flame, and that's certainly true for me: I feel as if I am the flame itself.
Creativity makes me more alive; it feeds me rather than depletes me and I know when I am creating that I am happier and healthier; it affects me in tangible, physical ways such as needing less sleep.
That said, the flame has been burning perhaps a little too brightly for a little too long lately, and I have some catching up to do. Time to hand over the mantel and burning responsibilities for an evening, and let the candles and essential oils have their turn.
Admittedly I'm sitting here mulling over the options for the next project... but that's beside the point!