Taking Back Your Crayons
Of late here, I've been meandering around, occasionally even making progress on personal challenges that have also been well documented in this space. A fair amount of credit is due to others who've inspired, reminded, insighted me at just the right time. Today, Jomama gets a snakey squeeze for that, with his pointer to How to be Creative. There's lots I could copy here, and wax enthusiastic about, but I'm going to be the curmudgeon again and mash two of Hugh MacLeod's points together in a way I think he should have, for better effect (emphasis in original):
6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
So, fuck that
I'd like my crayons back, pleasebullshit. They're my crayons, you gave them to me, and I'm gonna get 'em back and scribble to my heart's content. And fuck you if you don't like it.
[Of course, I write this after years of dancing around, playing the
May I, please?game. Better late than never. And also
of course, the far better path would be to not let someone take your crayons away in the first place.]
Comments: 3 people have contributed to the conversation
On Sunday, September 3rd, at approximately 9:40 a.m. Mountain time, Dennis Wilson said:
I LIKE your attitude, Sunni. And a big thanks to Jomama for the wonderful points on the creative process.
On Sunday, September 3rd, at approximately 3:33 p.m. Mountain time, jomama said:
A snakey squeeze back atcha, Sunni.
On Monday, September 4th, at approximately 6:58 a.m. Mountain time, Sunni said:
Thanks, Dennis. And Jomama, I'm trying.
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