It’s been a rough week. Volcanos, earthquakes, riots. It makes people forget the beauty in the world, and the importance of creating beauty.
I found this talk, by Sabina Ulubeanu, a music composer, and Co-Artistic Director of InnerSound New Arts Festival in Romania, on the TED Talks channel on YouTube and wanted to share it with you, my loyal readers.
Sometimes, when things seem the worst, we need to remember that there is still beauty in the world, and that the creation of beauty in all its forms — music, art, poetry, prose and, yes, science — is the most important work of all.
My sister found this on Ted Talks. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal has a new take on Stress and what it can do in our lives, in a positive manner.
Just watching it gave me a new perspective, and new goals in dealing with the frankly large amount of stress I deal with, and have been dealing with for years.
I hope this will be as enlightening to you as it was to me.
It’s happened to every one of us — we present something we’ve created to someone whose opinion matters to us and hear “that’s not very good” or “oh. That’s nice” in the condescending voice we all know and hate to so much.
I’ve found another Ted Talk by David Kelley about the process of being creative, even after we’ve been told we’re not.
Please keep it in mind the next time you’re told something that tries to shut your creativity down. Because we are all creative, in our own ways. Every single one of us.