Picasso famously said that every act of creation begins with an act of destruction. We live within a creative process…a creative process that is continually destroying and transforming our man-made things, relationships, and institutions. It’s as if the Universe is in a continual process of “making” and we are its ingredients. We’re part of the [ Read more … ]
In the physical sciences, we think the only world we know is what can be measured. But the creative lives in another realm. This realm, this ‘Other world’ slips into our day-to-day world in various ways—striking images, moments of exquisite beauty, intense dreams. It slips into our language through metaphor.
Every week, I get lots of suggestions from well-meaning folks for books they think I might be interested in, videos to watch, articles, and so forth that seem related to the work that I do. Since I work with imagery and metaphor, I get a plethora of suggestions for books and articles about imagery, metaphor, [ Read more … ]
I’ve worked directly with metaphor for 30 years, both professionally and personally, and there’s one image that has never let me go: I am a plant and I’m growing in rich, fertile soil. On a personal level, when I don’t know what to do or something in life is troubling me, all I need is [ Read more … ]
Years ago I was listening to a radio program where a climate scientist was being interviewed on someone’s show and they were taking questions from the audience. The first person to call in said, “No way. It doesn’t matter how much data you have. Climate change is not real.” It was clear that no amount [ Read more … ]