They caused me internal seething, and the thought that, although Lynne Truss did an admirable job calling people’s attention to the misuse of apostrophes, maybe it’s time for a refresher lesson? Surely there must be a way to get this very simple rule across to people.
Question: do we really need fear given the world today? Or is fear over-rated?
Well, fear is a basic part of our makeup and our motivation as humans. And the world out there should be scary enough to meet our need to be scared. But in fact we avoid the scariness of the world and instead we scare ourselves with Stephen King stories. Is that what you mean?
So, can we talk about submerging and re-emerging? Going deep to contemplate the state of the world and the collective consciousness – and finally breaking the silence with a profound insight that comes only after removing oneself from the distractions of daily life?
Too deep. Just call it what it was: we took a vacation.
Fine. No secret that I tend to take things too seriously. I mean, when a psychic tells you to lighten up …
So I’m wondering about creativity and state of mind.
You always hear about tortured artists, so do you need to feel anxious or depressed to be creative? Like van Gogh??
Understanding how we tap into the creative force … so interesting. The word “unsettled” comes to mind for me. Which makes me wonder whether the creative force chooses people who are unsettled, or whether it is when people are unsettled that they are open to creative forces?
Oooooh, I like this – Miss Universe Canada raising awareness about a significant social issue … beauty pageant contestants showing their deeper side … people who are not customarily thought of as speaking up (like athletes) bringing issues to the attention of the public by using their media presence …