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Creative People

 

Creative People

 

“I think everybody is creative”, this statement didn’t go down well with my friend, who retorted, “Not everyone is creative, they can be talented but they are definitely not creative.” I would like to argue my case here; my daughter is a budding lawyer so I am allowed to use this legal jargon 🙂

Why do I believe my statement? It’s because we all live, breathe, eat, sleep and dream, let me explain it further. It takes creativity to live life, to navigate the twists and turns along the way. Only an artist can make sense of this jigsaw puzzle called life. This is one point in my favour, continuing with my line of reasoning, we eat.

Each one of us has a unique style of presenting the food, serving and eating it. Aren’t we all artists here again? It is an eclectic mix of modern art and renaissance. The impatient ones like me just slap the food on the plate like a vividly colourful but difficult to decipher painting of a modern artist. While the careful ones decorate their plates with various bowls and neatly arranged dishes, they are like the Picassos’ and Michelangelos’.

We all put the top dress designers to shame with our unique style of dressing up and creating outfits by doing a complicated mix and match. It takes creativity to put on simple jeans and top and also to wear formal suits and if someone wears flip flops with the three piece suit and a Mexican hat, he is a true creative genius .

Don’t we all dream? This is the clincher and seals my case, assuring me a unanimous vote by the jury. Only creative people can create dreams when they sleep and the really creative ones dream while being fully awake, we call them the super-creative lot.

Hence, I rest my case and reiterate that everybody is creative. Let’s celebrate our uniqueness and creativity.

 

Sulekha Rawat

22 thoughts on “Creative People

  1. I agree, although some people are more creative than others. Say you were locked in a room with no mental stimulation. You'd need all your creativity to occupy your time.

  2. Lady…you are awesome. I am like you when it comes slapping the food on the plate. You are hell of a creative person.

    1. Aww Janaki, You flatter me my friend <3 Thank you so much for the awesome compliment. It takes one to know one 🙂

  3. Oh dear, you had me convinced until you got to the serving up food bit. Mr A is always commenting "It's all in the presentation!" because I do tend to slop it out and I never manage to dress in a stylish way. I try but it doesn't come together like I imagine it will in my head. But for all that I think I'm creative, just not when it comes to food presentation and clothes!

    I'm doing the A to Z Challenge too at A to Z of Nostalgia

    1. Rosalind, welcome and thank you for your comment. Creativity is such a rich term and has so many nuances.

  4. We're all having unique creative impulses… translating them into something tangible is what only a few are able to do.

  5. Roughly a theme from Shakespeare–the mind as its own place. Valuable survival skill if imprisoned or otherwise in dire straits, yes?

  6. This was a great read – inspiring and motivating all rolled in together. I love how you have described simple acts as food presentation and dressing up showcase our inner creativity that we have, I like to believe I am creative – up to a certain extent – and after that I turn to others because really – I can only use my imagination that much 🙂

    1. Dazediva, Welcome to my site and thank you for your beautiful comment. We can do a whole lot of creating when we want to 🙂

  7. I think this quote sums it up nicely, Sulekha 🙂 “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

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