I’m always looking for the creative spark. Always. – Jimmy Page
We all bring something unique to the table. Our proud roots, the books we read, our education and various enrichment throughout our lives fill us with knowledge. We develop a creative sparkle and keep adding to it. We never stop learning. Like sponges, we soak up various facts and experiences that pique our interests.
We are all different with our own individual and humble beginnings—and that is what makes the world go round.
Often we get stumped on a topic we know nothing about. Either it hadn’t yet crossed our paths or didn’t immediately catch our attention. Being super curious, we diligently try to find the answers, which in turn sparks creativity.
My questions as of late: Is there volcanic activity on Venus? How does water make it to the top of the tallest trees? What is a Cepheid variable? Unknowns will always present themselves, but we listen, trust our instincts, keep at it, and try our best. Plus, Google and me… we are tight!
The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason. – Darwin
But despite the fact that Google is a trusty, fall-back friend, it’s no replacement for experience and personal connection. If you’re not well-versed in something, seek out an expert with whom you have a reverence for their abilities. Just ask and research away!
I have a tremendous gratitude for all the recipes, DIY videos, professionals, etc. that are out there and available at my fingertips. These things certainly lighten the load. It’s a lovely thing to not feel the intimidation that sometimes accompanies a quest to seek out sources of wisdom and facts.
When sitting back in a zero-gravity chair, outside, to take a real-deal respite after a long day, weightless, looking up at the sky… is sacred.
Under the night sky
Astronomical objects that I can rely
Always there shining brightly
Looking up calm and curiously
Ever the same in loyalty
My favorite channel continuously
No commercials distracting
Zero gravity chair impacting
Taking a moment to fact share
In front of a standard candle
Getting an astronomy handle
On what it means to be a Cepheid variable
We look things up when we look up.
Teach sweetly and calmly, or hungrily listen. Your choice. If you need answers, reach deep. Know your strengths. And if you don’t know something, it’s perfectly alright to say it. Inquisitiveness is our creative sparkle. It is our heart and soul.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. – Einstein
It brings me joy to share knowledge, help and collaborate. Let’s spill over all the important facts and deets together. I’m all ears and eyes. Fresh eyes, that is.
Bottom line: Don’t take yourself, or any of it, too seriously.
Not quiet Darwinian
Or Homer Simpsonian
Morning cup expressionism
Jimmy Page might’ve liked it
Putting words together
As I hike it
Just like The Simpsons, our family loves to use humor and in-jokes with those who have some frame of reference around a subject—not unlike the invaluable life lessons Homer Simpson has taught us throughout the years.
Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true! – Homer Simpson
And if ya don’t happen to pickup on a sly reference or in-joke, it really doesn’t matter when you put things into perspective. No need to dull that creative sparkle! We all have our Homer moments where we bang our heads and say, “D’oh!”