The future is uncertain… but this uncertainly is at the very heart of human creativity. – Ilya Prigogine
When we are kids, everything is uncertain, so what do we do? We play. We experiment.
Will I be a doctor – I don’t know let’s pretend by playing the game Operation. How about a pastry chef? Head into the yard and make some mud pies and eventually we work our way into the kitchen and try making some brownies or cookies. Oh- I wonder what a maroon-pink-blue flower would look like? Grab that box of crayons and get down to business and draw one.
We did not let, “… but I don’t know what will happen…” get too much in the way of our experimenting. Heck that was the point, “I wonder what will happen?”
Go play a little today with a new idea, a new recipe, a new sequence of dance steps that you make up, or whatever floats your boat. As adults we FINALLY get to do what kids think we get to do: Choose what we want to do when we want to do it and can play just about whenever we want to. In reality that may not be 100% true, but we do get to choose to play or not for some period of time each day. So take a little time to play-doesn’t have to be for a long time, even just 10 minutes. Frankly, these days we could all use a little fun. See what else shakes loose for you when you do play and have some fun.
Oh and let me know what you did to play today.
Me. I am going to play with a new Viennese Waltz Routine.