Creativity- the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, imagination.
I’ve been thinking about creativity this week. With the passing yesterday of one of our generations’ most creative minds, it has struck me that creativity is perhaps at the heart of what makes us fully alive. On a spiritual level, creativity is our very connection to our Creator- the life force that makes us most like our Heavenly Father in whose image we were created.
My eldest daughter and I had the privilege this past weekend to be in the cast of an original musical called Weaver. The story and the music of Weaver (except for 2 songs) were written entirely by my friends Don and Zoe. This particular story, the melodies, the lyrics were not present in our world prior to Don and Zoe deciding to bring it into existence. Something within them decided that, in a world full of songs and stories, something new was needed…something different…something beautiful. Something we didn’t know we were missing until we experienced it. Continue reading