I Wish I’d Thought of Doing That!

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?

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Growing up in a household of artists,

who socialised with other artists,

whatever their art form was,

one common denominator which kept rearing its head was – I wish I’d thought of doing that.

This expressed itself in a myriad of ways.

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Compliments,

criticism,

admiration,

envy,

rivalry,

collaboration,

et cetera.

Competition was the name of the game of life,

and creativity.

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Want to see the worst of an artist,

tell them you like the work of another artist,

even if that other artist is their best friend,

and they admire their friend’s artistry.

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Want to see the best of an artist,

tell them you like the work of another artist.

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Is that a paradox?

Not really,

we’re all in competition,

especially with those we admire.

It’s also known as inspiration.

Some of the greatest muses for our work,

rub us the wrong way.

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Want to see a genius at work,

find someone who thinks they have a mortal enemy.

Mozart and Salieri.

That film about Facebook.

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That’s as deep as this post gets,

the images herein,

reflect my admiration for the genius of others,

I wish I’d thought of doing this!

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In some ways, I’m glad I didn’t,

because I get a buzz out of admiring the genius of others,

that kind of buzz feels like being slapped by a gauntlet,

which challenges me to do better,

if I can.

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Enjoy admiring the genius, the artistry, the creations, of others,

and then,

see what ripples from there,

within you,

then out of you.

Let the fun side of the creativity games begin.

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 “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
― Albert Einstein

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