Fall, Autumn, is my most favorite season. I especially like the changing of the colors of the leaves as they mature. The myriads of colors from individual trees contrasting and blending in areas of the country where this regularly happens are beautiful, inspiring and awesome. Wouldn’t it be much the same if people changed colors with their individual seasons as they grew and matured? Wouldn’t it be a beautiful, inspiring and awesome sight? And if everyone were doing this, then wouldn’t a lingering problem that we still experience disappear? Racism based on skin color would be meaningless. Everyone would be beautiful, especially when contrasting and blending together just like trees, only constantly moving, unlike trees. We find this kind of blending in music and various forms of art: painting and sculpture, and even some forms of dance. Thinking beyond our normal parameters into speculation and “what if.” So, hold that thought!
Creativity is a lot like the above. It is a constantly moving, ever changing, individual view of any particular subject. It resides in all aspects of our lives from cooking and other seemingly mundane jobs to science and math and quantum physics. All of our minds are wired for it, but it becomes dormant if not recognized or used in some way. Creativity is the force that has shaped our world from the earliest human footprint, and creativity will take us to the stars and into the still hidden layers of the atom. But we must embrace it.
There are times in music, science and everyday living that we experience moments of true and total clarity. A rush of inspiration. The uncluttered answer to a problem. Usually these moments are brought on by periods of feeding pertinent information, sometimes to the point of saturation, and sometimes over a very long period of time in the elusive search. If or when the answer appears, it is usually a “golden” moment, a moment to be savored and cherished, for these moments are very infrequent. And things in our lives then move forward another increment. Progress is either made, or the foundation is laid. And we move on. Hold that thought!
The month of October is also reserved for all of us to remember to respect life. All life. This is not an easy concept, and does take some thought to understand what we live with and in every day of our lives. In our busy, hectic and cluttered lives, this is not easy. Finding time to really think about anything is also not easy. But when we do, this is another “golden moment.” And we should enjoy the moment itself and even the process itself that allows us to experience such a magical or spiritual event. So here’s a toast to those “golden moments.” They lie nestled in amongst the myriads of colors of the changing leaves in our lives. The search is on! The game is afoot! Happy harvest!