Context ebbs and flows amidst the sturm und drang of the workweek. The demands of immediacy extract a corrosive effect on one’s longview. And so weeks slip away, lost to reactionary effort and momentary urgency that ultimately prove gossamer and weightless.
But we must create space for context. I’ve made that my goal, my New Year’s resolution: to seek the meaningful not the loudest, to find the resonant amidst the distractions.
This spectacular piece from filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s talk at TEDxSF is a wonderful mental palate cleanser. Watch it. Yes, we can all find ten minutes for his amazing visual piece on gratitude. It might not feel like it as we head back to our jobs with the workweek already half over, but we do. There’s alway time for important things. And frankly, the little girl in this piece describes creativity better than I ever have: “…and when you explore, you get more imagination than you already had. And um, when you get more imagination, it makes you want to go deeper in. So you can get more and see beautifuler things…”
Yes, let’s all see beautifuler things. Here’s to great creativity and accomplishment in 2013. For each and every one of us. Not in competition, but in mutual celebration. Thanks Maureen, for finding this piece. Now please, everyone; go amaze us all, won’t you?