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
throughout life."


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-

2 comments:

bam said...

and bless you. what sparks creativity in you, and such answers. i might ask that question of my children tonight at dinner. thank you for the conversation of sabbath, the day of rest. to ask the question is to plant the knowing that it matters, it matters to have sparks of creativity. to see the divine in the finest ember, or the farthest away barely perceptible star. bless you who sparks so much of everything that is beautiful.......

Anonymous said...

Having children sparks creativity, and rekindles the spark of wonder. Driving down the road and seeing a wonderful pattern of clouds on blue; rays of sun spiking through the cloud remnants of a summer thundershower, having a long-ago five year old hand me a stick saying, "Mama this is your initial" - these all spark creativity. Think the 2, creativity and incessant wonder go hand in hand.

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