Does creativity, success or simply ‘finding ways to make something work’ come from experience, raw talent, ‘the moment’, circumstances being thrust upon someone, or dumb luck? I discount the luck argument – yet sometimes ‘right place, right time’, the explanation people give.
I wonder what makes things work, what causes success, what is at the root of creativity – in myself certainly, but my curiosity focuses more on what caused someone to get creative?
If they were 7 or 9, we call them a prodigy. If they were seventy-seven we call them ‘a little bit late’.
No conclusions reached yet – like most things we think about very deeply, there is something inside ourselves we are trying to figure out, some issue we wrestle with or problem we struggle to solve. My struggle continues.
Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking …
I like this handful concept. A few clear unambiguous words. Most of us don’t have thousands or even hundreds of words – that’s so much to live up to and think about – to get in the way of getting things done. Describes you, defines you – personal litmus test woven through everything you do – explains why you never give up, give in or deviate from who you are?
Grab yourself, pull yourself, push yourself – drive yourself. Yourself. Yes, YOUR self. You are the person who defines you. Only person who deserves a full and deep explanation. You don’t need an explainer or publicist, you just need to be your words, be your handful – be a handful. Do you have a handful of words?
morning walk with Gusta: 11C/54F, overcast and drizzling, Gusta sill feeling ill (maybe she caught a bug at the kennel?), I’m feeling more energetic (my sore back is far less sore) – traffic humming in the distance, my ‘day’ humming in my mind.