Thursday, August 5, 2010

Creativity Tips: Be Amazed

To cover my bases, I have to begin this post the way my grandmother and mother would. God willing ...

This morning, I will be in Kansas City. This afternoon, I will be in New York City*. Isn't that amazing?

Now, your response might be: It's not amazing. It's a plane ride. If so, you're missing something very special -- an opportunity to be dazzled by the creative wonderfulness that surrounds us.

Sure, I've flown on planes before. I've flown a fair amount, on planes both big and small. They're all amazing. The idea that this heavy piece of metal can lift off -- with people inside! and bags! -- and sail through the air, and get from one precise location to another ... well, it never fails to astonish me.

Because once it was just an idea.

Imagine the ideas, the possibilities within us. Within you. And be amazed.

*To make it even better, Eva and Kate are with me! Fun is more fun shared.


Leslie said...

Having just visited the Wright Brothers memorial in Kitty Hawk, I have an even greater appreciation for flight! Such daring men they were. Hope all your flights go off without a hitch...and don't forget to take LOTS of photos!

Bud Simpson said...

Flight is amazing. The Brothers Montgolfier, Joseph and Etienne, broke the shackles of gravity in 1783. Can you imagine what that must have been like? Wow.

Modern air travel is pure science fiction.

Have a great trip, Jan. Show the Bloghers what we're made of here in the Flyover.

Lezlie said...

I'm amazed that human beings can walk down stairs. Flight is downright dazzling!

Have an amazing trip!