|Whatever I have and will
acquire as knowledge toward creativity, was and will
be by my self teaching– experiencing and creating.
Perhaps that fate– of lacking all formal training
options– promoted my steady and continuous belief in
creative guidance; in being chosen rather than
choosing, in always linking to the beyond from which
my creating emanates, and to which I forever give my
thanks— in recognition.
Recognition, for the good of creativity, needs to be
exercised not only by the creator toward the Source,
but by sources on Earth toward creators and their
deeds. Perhaps the greatest creator on Earth was
Leonardo Da Vinci, a man whose gifted guidance from
above was unparalleled, while almost his entire
life’s output was not accepted during his lifetime.
Perhaps the very advancing from the norm by a
creative individual , places in jeopardy his
potential contribution from being recognized.
Efforts which part from the average, the common, the
familiar, reach a plane which no longer links to the
active criteria by which the market-place operates.
Perhaps the very nature of great creativity requires
greatness in others, in order to be recognized, as
so many historical episodes have proven.
Most fortunate is a creative person whose linkage
keeps progressing, energized in guidance by the
Source– and while recognizing such grace– be content
by least of Earthly hope, thus overcoming denials.
Then, and ever after, should Earthly opportunities
arise, to never forget which is which.
|The Hebrew Bible’s
first page, first line, second word–baaraa =
created, followed the first word– beresheet = at the
very beginning. Being raised as an atheist, I have
been drawn toward creativity, which was the
substance of my earliest and ongoing, most distinct
Years before I became a believer and could
categorize myself by the Israeli term– mesorty =
traditionalist, I began trusting guidance in
gratitude. Being called to creativity as my life’s
passage, made me abandon all of my life’s realities
to which I was born and lived with for 27 years.
It was only 2 ½ years before leaving Israel that I
recognized my creativity to have reached
independence from antecedents– and my openness since
then– has increased immeasurably. I became aware how
any and all experiencing of nature, of art, of
materials, of thought, and of any other potential
influencing of my creativity, had to reach their
transformation through my thumb print– to become
truly my own.
My earliest experiencing creativity came at less
than two years of age when my Mom handed me a sheet
of paper and pencil, suggesting that I draw
something, to which came my question: “what would
you like?” and the answer: “draw me a hammer”. That
drawing was done in one single continuous line once
the pencil touched the paper. Stunned as my Mom was
then and quite uncomprehending as I am of that
drawing since then, no formal education of any sort
in the direction of creativity seemed possible up to
this very day.