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  1. Sara Thurston
    May 9, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    I think that the beginning of all creativity is relentless curiosity. Sometimes it bugs me that other people aren’t curious about even the most mundane things. They just don’t care.

    Creative people stop and examine an ordinary gray moth – only to discover a breathtaking variety of intricate patterns and colors. Filed away for future use.

    Creative people rejoiced when Google came along, because we can now look up anything, at any time. And we file the answers away for future use.

    Creative people hear a tune and notice that it’s similar to one they heard in 1987. Other people think they’re crazy. So the creative has to go and find the 1987 song in order to demonstrate the similarity. We file that away, too – and continue to put two strange things together, because we can see that they belong together.

    Creative people also look up. Most people don’t — and the most amazing things are above our heads.

    I think if we can teach our children to be curious we can nurture the same kind of weirdness in them that we enjoy so much!


    • kloomis
      May 9, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

      It’s those connections that seem random that make a creative creative. Thank you for your eloquently spoken words.


  2. Patrick King
    June 20, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    Brilliant! You could also add to the list of tips:

    6. Will start to think out loud, almost having a conversation with himself. He’s not crazy. He may even start drawing things in the air with his finger. He’s still not crazy.

    …well, at least that’s what I tell myself…


    • kloomis
      June 20, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

      That’s a good one…I often say “having an internal conversation with myself” which makes absolutely no sense.


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