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  • Threading together Tiana, Jack & Frederick’s stories today is a theme of family, generations & handed-down truth. It stirred this reflection in me.

    The creative process is ubiquitous. It is everywhere engaged at all times. Perhaps it is this deep sense of it happening all around us, our awareness of the vast creative continuum, which tickles our fancy to consider omniscience. While some will intuit the design of a creator who cares, yesterday’s sandcastle so elaborately detailed has this morning returned to particle grains once more. So it is with all that we build; with the seed we trust to the ground. So it is with the universe we inhabit, it is inexorably bound to change.

    The universe which astounds us & from which we recoil when the artifice of our tiny perception is confounded, nonetheless dictates the terms, conditions & composite ingredients of everything that exists as well as the creative process in which it & we are engaged.

    For humans, perhaps nothing is quite so visceral an example of this creative process as the offspring we bring forth & the long line of unbroken humanity from which all progeny hails. Our hunter-gatherer predecessors who coloured cave walls in fruit & plant dyes, with animal blood & their own, were knit together through birthing. The long line of our collective creativity, of our day-to-day participation within the cycles of the creative process, is as ancient & venerable as our ancestry.

    Even when cataclysm, disaster, chaos, violence, flux, volatility, upheaval, misfortune, war & death assails us it is existence itself yawning, stretching, coughing, sneezing, perhaps passing gas. All we may do is watch.

    Let us watch carefully however.

    Our place of privilege as sentient creatures permits us to interact with this process occurring within & without. Wise discretion & mindful attention can increase the potential for benefit. Contrarily, it can catalyst harm.

    Broken connectedness starts at home.
    Undulations of concentricity move outward to include the whole world.
    For the first time in the history of the creative process on Earth, we are in a position to embrace our humanity & the empirical truth that we are all one village.

    For the very first time, humanity is connected to each other via our burgeoning connectivity with outer space. From the earliest we attributed our inherent knowledge of connectedness to a creator or various spin-off deities. Slowly today instead, we explore the edge of a connection to creativity itself. Both positions are exquisitely concerned with relationship & interaction. At the sub-atomic level, the best in the business are inclined to admit that particles "intuit" the subjective prejudice of the scientist involved & to some measurable extent, "perform" accordingly. The thoughts we carry & the feelings we emanate do, in fact, influence the world around us...creatively.

    Just when we thought there was nothing new under the sun there are two new frontiers for exploring...one here on Earth with each other, the second with the universe beyond Earth.
    Wryly, it seems, we’ve gone full circle, catching-up to where we were all along: relationship to a world within & interaction with a world without. Subjective & objective universes united in contemplative, creative cooperation.

    After all this morphing & mutation, still the same creature picking at the scab on our hurt.

    Slowly as it should be we arrive. Marvel & pass it on.
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