For the one who must create or die. For the maker of art, poetry, word, perspective, imagination and life. For the inventor of a new idea right on the tip of your tongue, bubbling up to birth a need, a question, an answer.
You create because this is what you were made to do. A natural gifting to form something from nothing. A way of seeing the world and responding in kind with what we need more of: light. Contrast. Truth. A shift in thinking. A fresh way of living.
This is a manifesto for the untethered heart.
I will create with my need in mind, because that is what connects me to the world.
I will make something better: to entertain, inspire, provoke, and change.
I will startle the world with the beauty I’ve gathered, a bouquet.
I will create for courage, truth, and grace. All else is falsehood.
I will form life, not death. It will breathe oxygen into dry bones and make them leap again.
I will forge a path to fight evil with such honesty, that it will make the onlooker cry.
I will create to make sense of pain and to ease suffering.
I will make to be transparent so and that one person will know they are not alone.
I will infuse meaning into void.
I will design because tomorrow is not guaranteed, art gets stolen, and beauty gets suffocated.
I will shape substance to change the world.
I will leave a mark, unforgettable, fierce, and full of love.
Frederic Chopin said, “I shall create a new world for myself.” I disagree on this account:
I will create not only for myself, but also for you.//
Be Creative with Us
Fridays I hang with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday community in a totally creative rush of typing as we write on one word. If you create, join us. (// indicates the start and stop of five minutes.)