Imagine a World
Imagine a world where creativity brought respect and truth in society? Well, that is an impossibility. Not because the creative search cannot bring respect, but when someone is really utilizing his/her own true creative process it is rarely recognized. It is safer to simply follow the formatting, structure and outlines given to us by others who did half the job. Yep, there are those who actively work on the creative process for attention. And, that is great if that is all that is sought. But, to experience the creative growth a person must first do it for him/herself. Then, he work towards the goals. Recognition may come. Respect may be gained. But, that is not always true.
The ability to experience who and what we are is not an easy task. That is why many people use the creative process as a means of self promotion. Now, as I stated, there is nothing wrong with it. But, if that is the only reason, then the person might as well follow and do what what done before him/her. Because that person is busy trying to 'do' rather than 'be'. The persons is trying to do things and move rather than be in the moment. The moment is all we have. Not the future or the past. They will come and go. But, the moment, now that will always be. And, the creative growth is apart of that.
As I work with the directors of the upcoming Scenes of Life: Speed of Life at Spokane Community College I think of those I've worked with in the passed five years at the college. I also think about the actors and other directors I've worked with and helped (as well as those who helped me). And, I realize that it was and is those moments that make it worth it. The rehearsal process is the purpose, the performance or product is that satisfaction. So, imagine a world where the moment is the most important in the creative process and may, one day, that will be what is respected. (Below is a picture of me in a mask of a play of mine that was produced: A Cloud of Victims.)