“C” is for…

 

cre·a·tiv·i·ty

[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh] 

noun

1. the state or quality of being creative.
2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.

I LOVE #2.  To transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns…to create new ideas, forms, methods…

Transcend means to go above and beyond what’s traditional.  It drives my adrenaline into high gear as if I’m breaking the rules, yet not doing anything illegal.  (My day-job is in the legal field, I can’t be doing anything illegal.  And my Judge is none other than Christ himself–I wouldn’t want to purposely disappoint Him. 🙂 ) But I would be lying if I said being untraditional didn’t make me feel just a little bit…rebellious.  And I have to admit I was always the one who loved the narrow college-ruled notebooks but would get a little thrill from writing outside of the lines or in the margins.  Or I would strive to color inside the lines so I could get the teacher’s praise, but would get that familiar little thrill when I colored things colors no one else would have thought of.  It was a moment by moment guess which would emerge, the perfectionist me or the creative me.

Although, perhaps that’s more befitting for the other “C” word–CONTROL.  Oops–wrong post. 🙂

We creative types are prone to dancing to the beat of our own drummer, so maybe that’s how creative writing got it’s name.

Today I will strive to create amazing words and to color outside the lines.

Creative-Pablo Picasso

Peace to you.