Notes on Creativity theme of the week:
Characteristics of Creativity
- Lest we characterize the ideal creative as an eccentric artist with disheveled hair and a penchant for mismatched socks, let us consider the methodical side of creativity.
- Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential artist and inventor, was incredibly logical and scientific in his thinking. He was a keen observer, detailing findings of empirical studies in his notebooks, and working out complex designs of everything from solar energy to helicopters.
- His careful study of light, human behaviour, and anatomy contributed to the genius of his greatest works like the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper.
- Without the hours and hours of pouring over monotonous, detailed data, he would not have been able to produce his seemingly effortless creations.
- Creative branches often grow from methodical roots.
She holds her head low, gaze fixed on the ground. Something about the way she moves makes me turn her way. For a split second I see a big, black hole in the side of her head. I blink and realize it’s only dark, hanging bangs.
As she passes me, she jerks her head, as if sensing someone watching her. A flash of iridescent green eyes pierce mine and a high-pitched frequency fills my ears. I try to scream, but make no sound.
She looks away and keeps walking, head down. The ringing stops abruptly.
I spin on my heels and run towards her. Without turning, she bolts away. I yell out, “Stop- you with the green eyes! Stop!”
She runs faster, pushing people out of the way. Her heal lodges in a sewer grate, crashing her to the ground. I pounce and grab for her shoulder but catch only her long black bangs. My arm is locked, powerless. Like a steel trap, her bangs retract into her head, pulling me in with them. Everything goes black.
Two iridescent green dots grow from the blackness and hover in front of my face. A hollow voice whispers all around me, “Welcome, inquisitive stranger. You are now one of us- the Catchers of the Curious.”
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