Imagine, Dream, Create ~ She Creates

She Creates

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Everything man-made was once in someone’s imagination, a dream that was the basis of creation. Look around at every thing you have and know that it all came from some one’s mind. This is proof of our power to create. We create all sorts of ‘things’ from art to nuclear weapons. We can create a sustainable way of living on Earth — we can live in ways that are benefical and positive for everyone. We can if we want to. If we have the will. No one else can do it for us. We must do it for ourselves. We must recognize that we are living organisms on a planet where everything is interconnected with such complexity that is more than the mapping of DNA. We can make life better for every living creature–human and non-human on Earth. Why don’t we? What’s stopping us? We can imagine. We can dream. We can create.

  Do we want more than war, self-destruction, pollution and extinction? The choice is ours.

So do we create to serve our egos? Do we create to serve the abstract concept of ART? Do we create to satisfy the abyss of the appetite of the marketplace? Why do we create ART in all its strange and wonderful styles and forms? Why do we compose music? Why are poems written to lovers far away? Why are songs sent out across time and place to woe women—and men? What end is served by the creative process? Is this an indulgence in the fantasy of being ‘god-like’? Are we conveying the creative energy of the infinite universe? Why do we create?

Is it all Art for Art’s sake when all is said and done? Or is it just another way to go insane while  trying to survive in a world that simultaneously touts great art while telling emerging artists they’re quite mad for thinking of living for creating art because there’s no profit in it? 

If art has no real place or power  or worth in mainstream cultures then why have artists of all genres been imprisoned and executed around the world and throughout history? How terrifying can a poet like Osip Mandelstam possibly be? What is the threat embodied in the Russian masterpiece of social and political satire, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakow? What is the power of Picasso’s La Gurenica?  And what does the audience learn from Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play, “Our Country’s Good”? Many people read the diary of a young girl, a girl who probably gave not a fig for who might read her words in regard to ‘art’ or anything else. Yet, Anne Frank’s ‘words’ –written without intention of informing or influencing anyone–express a need to create as evidenced by their existence.

Why do we write?

Why do we blog?

Why do we paint, draw, photograph?

Why do we create?


  1. Meg said,

    July 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Sorry to be using you to figure this out.

  2. Meg said,

    July 31, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Did I fix it?

    • August 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      When I click on your ‘name’ in the joyriders sidebar section the most recent post took me to your blogcasa. Will ‘test’ again.
      No problem. Glad to help so that you can deal with it. Grins.

  3. Meg said,

    July 31, 2010 at 1:40 am

    to let our insides bloom

    • July 31, 2010 at 5:11 am

      Hi Meg. Blooming insides like opening chakras? Welcome.

      • July 31, 2010 at 5:38 am

        Meg, just in case you’re unawere, your gravatar is not ‘active’ so that I and others can click on it and visit your blogcasa.

  4. Jingle said,

    July 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    please find something you like there.
    Happy Thursday!

    • July 31, 2010 at 5:12 am

      oOO Jingle, all sorts of pretty pretties! I can’t make up my braincase! LOL. Merci!

  5. Jingle said,

    July 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    agree, the choice is ours…

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