My DH and I were talking at dinner the other night about our lives as creative types and differences in the ways we perceive things. As is often the case, our discussion covered a wide range of possibles from the highly sensitive person to the mundanes who don’t understand us to the different modes of perception (he’s visual and I’m verbal). My DH said he thought that neither he nor I had ever lost the ability to be a child.
Children perceive the world differently from adults. Whether you are a writer, an artist, a laborer or scientist, I think all adults should remember to be a child, at least once in a while.
“All children are artists. The problem
is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
~ Pablo Picasso
Use ALL Your Senses
“Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.”
~ Eudora Welty
“What are the conditions of the creative attitude, of seeing and responding, of being aware and being sensitive to what one is aware of? First of all, it requires the capacity to be puzzled.
Children still have the capacity to be puzzled.”
~ Erich Fromm