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Uncertainty in Creativity

The problem with us dreamers is that we get used to things remaining as dreams. We never expect anything to come from our ideas. We simply have them like a security blanket – an assurance of what we could possibly do, while protecting us from the possibility of failure. We may never know whether or not our dreams could have come true or done any good, but at least we know it won’t do any harm.

Poor, poor dreamers, are we.  Continue reading

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The Lost Beauty of Words

“I don’t like reading. I prefer watching the movies.” Probably one of the most unfortunate things I’ve ever been close enough to hear. I’ve heard it several times, and every time it pains me in a way that I couldn’t truly describe. At first I thought it was just the sadness that comes from someone saying that your favorite pastime is not worth much to them, and at that moment you suddenly feel ostracized and alone and you react by either defending the integrity of a good read or simply shrugging it off and moving on. But after reading a beautifully penned story by one of the students in my Advanced Fiction Workshop, I realized that it’s not the pain of finding yourself in the minority, but rather the pain from seeing someone, knowing someone, who will never understand the beauty of a masterpiece painted with words.  Continue reading

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A Speech that will Never be Spoken

The inspiration came to me when I saw an advertisement for a quickly approaching TEDx talk. I looked at the line-up for speakers – extremely impressive, all of them. Each of them really making something of themselves and putting a huge footprint in the wave of social history. All of them started something, all of them are young, and all of them are “inspiring.” So then I thought, how funny would it be if I was there, what would I say to an audience like that, being surrounded by other speakers like that?

This is what came out of that:  Continue reading

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What Defines You~

I was blessed a couple days ago with a conversation with a friend, and he said something that just came back to me now, along with a lesson that I wish to share, some wisdom that I wish to keep with me:

It is what you do in your idle time that defines you.

Do you want to be strong? Gain strength.

Do you want to be smart? Gain knowledge.

Do you want to be creative? Gain imagination.

Do you want to be close to God? Gain His presence.

Do you want to be happy? Do what you love.

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Purpose

Working, being useful, is human nature. Psychological studies have shown that in cases where adults lose employment, they often get depressed not simply because of the weight of responsibility (especially in a familial situation), but also because of a certain loss of humanity. Continue reading

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Creativity is Addicting…

…and I’ll tell you why – because there are no rules.

I can make anything, dream everything, make time move quickly and suddenly come to a halt. I watch lives change, end, and start again. I make friends, kill my enemies, kill my friends and make more enemies. I travel to worlds unheard of, and places I’ve never been. I can fly, I can love, I can experience a tragedy and still come back to reality no more the worse for where.

Or do I truly come back unscathed? Continue reading

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