This link to the brilliant article from aeon magazine, ‘Sparks Will Fly’, by Damien G. Walter (with re-blog below), is one that I’m happy to post here. It addresses the topics that are close to my heart, to name a few: Creativity, culture, health & well-being; how one person can make a difference; helping others get in touch with themselves; following a dream; even quotes by Carl Jung & Albert Einstein.
“The Creative Force IS the Source.
Don’t out-source your Force!”
~ thus sayeth Maggie Begley 🙂
We’re trying to rebuild a failed consumer culture. We need to make a new creator culture instead.
Published in Culture – A Reader for Writers, editor John Mauk, Oxford University Press.
I arrived in Leicester in the late ‘90s as a student, a year after losing my mother to cancer. Having little support, I worked my way through university as a street sweeper, a factory worker, a waiter, a barman, a door-to-door salesman, a cleaner, recycling operative and grill chef. I wanted to be a writer but that seemed like an unattainable dream at the time. A few years later I began working for Leicester’s library service as a literature development worker.
The first initiative I ran was a project to gather the reminiscences of senior citizens. There I was, in my mid-20s, in the meeting room of an older persons’ lunch club. I had a circle of…
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