How many times have you met someone that’s totally disconnected from their “authentic self,” and they don’t even know it!
When we’re kids, we love to play and create fun things! We love letting our imagination run amuck and pretending to be whatever we envision.
Einstein kept his child-like curiosity and never stopped wondering about things like, “What would it be like to travel along a light beam?” He was involved in a group that debated works in philosophy, mathematics and science. His personal motivation led him to create his theory of relativity.
Einstein also played the violin. Radical breakthroughs have often been discovered by self-motivated individuals who are engaged with at least two domains.
So study anything that fascinates you! Keep learning new things and wondering why things work, or don’t work! Don’t let what you “should” be interfere with what you “could” be!
According to Einstein, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
So, today I’m dedicating my painting, “The Land of Counterpane” (painted in acrylics) to the child in each one of us! Never lose that sense of child-like curiosity!
The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson
When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay
To keep me happy all the day.
And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bedclothes, through the hills;
And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.
I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.