Memories for Thanksgiving
November 29, 2019
Diving In - Running Away
October 31, 2019
"If you really want to know me...."
October 1, 2019
September 1, 2019
I Am a Digger
July 30, 2019
The First Mile is the Hardest
June 28, 2019
A Life Well-Lived
May 31, 2019
Take the Long Way
April 30, 2019
Spring? Oh, not quite.
March 31, 2019
Cooking and Love
March 1, 2019
"Eventide" is Published
March 30, 2018
October 31, 2014
“Any fool can burn down a barn.
Building one is something else again.”
Martha Beck author of The Joy Diet
Criticism can be thrown freely in the direction of a creator…or behind his back.
I say “thrown” because it’s often let loose without deep enough thought of the impact by the person who has hurled it. It’s often spontaneous and ill planned.
In my experience, those who criticize the most, do or create the least themselves.
For when someone is a creator himself, he knows what it takes to accomplish –
acting on the spark of an idea
the discipline of drawing up the blueprint for that idea whether with ink and paper, on a computer, or via a graphic design
the redo’s it takes to get it just right
the courage to put the creation out into the world
the acceptance in knowing the creation is on its own now, no longer the creator’s exclusive possession
A creator is usually less judgmental or critical of others’ creations. He knows what it takes to create, to build something.
That effort should be celebrated and encouraged.
The creators in our world have given us the inventions that power our lives and the beauty that reminds us of our humanity.
Photo: Franconia Notch, The White Mountains of New Hampshire