The palm reader at my 10th birthday party told me I would never be happy unless I found an appropriate creative outlet. Okay – maybe such observations were a bit deep to devolve to a room full of 5th graders, but it seems like this woman had a point. But where is a 10 year old to begin?
Thus began my personal saga of finding my destined calling. However, as someone who bores easily (I have yet to outgrow this habit), I lacked the ability to sit still long enough to draw a vase for three hours. I instead discovered that getting red-carded at field hockey and soccer games was a much more fulfilling outlet for my emotional growth than – say – my flirtations with pastels and charcoal.
Luckily, we now live in an era where surprisingly both technology and yoga are admired, accessible and . . . creative! In fact, I’d even call it a happy civil union. Maybe opposites attract after all? With this blog serving as one such creative outlet and yoga as another, I’m beginning to fill in those missing gaps and at least begin to find my niche so I can get on with living my life according to the guidelines of my childhood palm reading guru. I may not have found my niche yet, but I love recognizing that others have definitely found theirs. More importantly, their creative outlets, in whatever form they come in, are not only beautiful but they also threaten to actually bring some change into this world.
Below lies the evidence that change can come through paintbrushes rather than guns. That beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. That Art gives this crazy world a soul. And that with a little imagination – anything is possible.
Beautiful Gregory Colbert video – Man and nature coexist in peace and harmony. http://music.javier-carrete.com/post/8930523715/the-host-of-seraphim-lisa-gerrard-video-ashes
Banksy’s amazing London street art. https://gingermeetworld.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/naive-maturity/
Jane McGonigal changes the world through creating games. https://gingermeetworld.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/play-games-change-the-world/