Isn’t it interesting when you watch a program on TV and make all these other connections with life in general?
I recently watched a program on snowflakes which explained why each is unique and different. All are made from water, but it’s their journey to earth that forms each of their unique patterns / shapes. This is so much like us, as well – we all share the same DNA, but each of us is different and each chooses a different path / journey through life.
This thinking then segued into my passion- Creativity. As individuals, we are also uniquely creative in our own personal ways, be it creative in the Arts, Sciences or whatever. Creativity can take so many different forms, as it is really about how we think, view our world and make connections.
Creativity is about how I linked the information from a TV program to the human race and then to how we think and are creative. This ability to connect a separate piece of information to something else and find a conceptual connection is one of the ways we use our imagination and creativity.
As children, we do this all the time – we have an amazing capacity to immerse ourselves in imaginative play, but lose this as we grow into adults. In other words, we gradually stop making those creative connections between two very different things, and by doing so, stop being both imaginative and creative as we grow. We gradually leave the child and our imagination behind and, in the process, lose the ability to be creative.
With that in mind, I’ve posted some photos of my grandson’s creative play between the ages of 2 and 3. I wonder, what do you see in them?
Do you have a child, niece, nephew, grandchild who you can spend time with letting them teach you how to rediscover your inner child and inner creative?
Having the freedom to paint whatever we want including ourselves and our grandfather’s boots.