Defining our terms — who says we can’t revise and reinvent a little? Join me? To start: Creative: as in “All creative work is experimental work (yesterday blog title). Let’s work backwards, shall we? why not? It’s our dictionary today–if the work, the expression, the manifestation, the product of one’s mind is pure mimicry, then I’m willing to call it “un”creative, insofar as one’s intent is to make it look, read, sound, taste just like something that has already been created. But the very moment one jumps off of their (that’s grammatically correct now, so start getting with the program, okay) paint-by-numbers pallet, they are being creative. They make it their own somehow. This act of making something up, even if it’s just a slight adjustment or revision of what’s come before, is an act of creation. Of course this a matter of degree–one can write a whole symphony, or just decide to add a few more ounces of garlic to their noodles…but in essence, both are acts of creativity.
This, of course, leads down another rabbit hole — is pure mimicry even possible? Maybe not, if you take into account Time…once something is repeated, it is different, since time has passed. Well, that rabbit hole leads us to whether time is linear at all, and begs the question–is it possible that two things are created at the same moment?
Hmmm… the whole dictionary project is a gigantic rabbit hole …Oh, you think it’s presumptuous and arrogant of me, to attempt to create (yes, I said it) a dictionary page? whee..no wonder it’s so damn attractive to me…
Want to jump into it with me? Playing in rabbit holes can be delightful. Let’s use the dictionary image as an announcement — definitions coming! whee! Oh… you’d rather go dancing or out to dinner? or make …music? okay, as long as we’re being…creative.