Where will you be

Creativity is unpredictable
unlike the hours of the tides
or like a warrior looking for a battle
decides to become a farmer
and grows the sweetest papaya in the land.
Or it could be a driftwood
that landed on the beach
can be carved as a piece of art.

Creativity is not to dream
of a white deer with crystal antlers
but to find if crystals and antlers
have something in common.
Tomorrow is Thursday
where will you be?
We can start a collaboration.

your role or mine?

Six stages of progression of creative pairs

III Dialectics.In the heart of their creative work, pairs thrive on distinct and enmeshed roles, taking up positions in archetypal combinations that point to the essential place of dichotomy in the creative process.

note: excerpts from the book,Powers of Two, Fining the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs by Joshua Wolf Shenk.

a pair

There times a week
they hike a circular trail in the forest
that begins and ends at the cabin.
They think
repetitions darken the blood, sustain
the vigor, heighten familiarity-
junction where to view the lake,
where the creek crosses, where
the trail descends, the third rise
where they pick the freshest acorn
for the hearth., the bend where they pause
to replenish.

Their houses are eight hours apart.
One gardens and likes okra,
the other a journal-writing devotee,
ideas bounce between their minds.

Last September, a fall
disrupted the circle.
Today they forgot the key
they sat on the bench, waited
for their wives.