The CS Lewis way, original illustration of the hross from Out of a Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, lynettemburrows.com

You Might Be An Alien If–

You might be an Alien if . . . .  Your spaceship is double parked in the living room. You use more than 10% of your brain. You think books are made of paper. You think telephones are for talking. You think there is no intelligent life on this planet. You think being called ‘spacey’ is a compliment. Gravity is pulling you down. You know what a Fluvian Nurplex is. The words “fire your retro jets” doesn’t give you the giggles. You’ve ever pointed your finger at someone and gone ‘ak-ak-ak-ak’ You’ve ever told someone to ‘get offa my cloud.’ You’ve ever said ‘I have powers you can only dream of.’ You’ve ever said ‘I’m signaling my people.’ The term “Big Bang Theory” means something other than the title of a television show. You like jokes that start with You Might Be an Alien. Do you know what a Fluvian Nurplex is? Who said ‘Get offa my cloud?” If you have another You Might Be an Alien line, please join in the fun!  

Be a Child

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. Artists “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 Be Puzzled “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 […]