I have talked a lot about creativity in problem solving and about the visual arts this month, but ART, the capital “A” art, isn’t just limited to painting or sculpture or photography. Art can be anything that we make, build, or dream. It is in dreaming that we lay the foundations for our future. It is in creating that we bring that dream into the world. We each have the power to write our own story, even rewrite the stories we’ve been told we need to conform to. So many of those old stories aren’t working anymore. It’s time to find a new way. Imagine the stories we can write together. Imagine the kind of world we could build.
And although I have shared this before, it is worth repeating.
“I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now and who can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine some real grounds for hope. We will need writers who can remember freedom.”