We all have our dry spells. Sometimes they're relatively benign - just a slight drop in motivation and a few less frames taken. Other times they're more severe and can take the form of complete burn-out with a complete abstinance from photography that may stretch into months if not years. There's a lot that can get us down in our photography, but in the end I think any number of factors manifest themselves in a lack of that very thing that gets us up in that glorious, unstoppable way. Inspiration seems, to me at least, to be cyclical. It comes and goes, ebbs and trickles and (very) occasionally comes flowing out like water out of a fire hose. But why is it so cyclical? While we may sometimes find ourselves in a span of months when, in terms of inspiration, we feel utterly unstoppable and see no reason that it should ever decline. But it always does, sooner or later. And, likewise, it always comes back after a dry spell (assuming you don't give up altogether in the mean time). Do we get tired? Do we simply outstrip our resources and have to wait for the good stuff to come back and reach a critical mass again? What is the driving force behind inspiration, and why is it so fickle? Thoughts?