January 4, 2011
It's all about connections. Life is good when I connect: with an idea, with my environment, with my work and, most especially, with the people who matter to me.
Creativity is about taking things apart and looking at them differently: lateral thinking, stepping away from the crowd, independence, divergence. It's all about breaking down and re-analyzing. But to create something truly worthwhile means putting it back together again and, as a result, creating new and stronger connections.
I'm a lousy blogger because I like to look at the abstract and ironic, and overindulge in the metaphorical rather than 'seeking soul'. I'm a lazy worker, relying on either novelty (at one end of the spectrum) or routine (at the other end) to fuel my fire rather than digging in to make the connections that matter. I'm a person-needing-improvement because I allow relationships with people to fall apart. I need to quit seeking distraction in all areas of my life and start looking for meaning.
Time to cut out the noise and break things down so I can figure out how to put them back together. I need to shut up, reflect and figure out how to reconnect, and I'm starting here and now. If I fail you'll be the first to know. :)