Thursday, December 13, 2007
Freshly and Naively
--"Some people," observed psychologist Abraham Maslow, "have a wonderful
capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic
goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy."
Rachel Carson:"If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in
the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last
The above statements struck me as somewhat applying to my own central vision. I must of had a good fairy somewhere in my life, for she/he, it-did instill an indestructible desire for wonder in me. These quotes spoke to me yesterday as I came upon them, coincidence? No such thing in my beliefs, only great happenings that coincide and gift an awareness to one who is open to such things. A yes if you will. And I am about the most naive person you'll ever meet, and dumber than a rock-thank goodness, just dumb enough to believe in miracles, big and little.
And this question was proposed to me yesterday:
What sparks creativity in you?
My unthinking answer:
Take a walk and really see...everything. Approach an individual with an attitude of love not fear. Get to know, by observation-the least likely person in the room who seemingly has little to offer, ahhhh...from them there is much to learn. The deeper presence of such people is often remarkable in it's clarity.
Ecstasy, and worlds of it to you today. Take care-