If we can inadvertently destroy through our creative powers as we find we have, can we not then with the same powers create something beautiful? Something that speaks strongly to the future positive. History has shown us through fact and devastation what we are capable of. Who we are. And to that, who we may become or can become as we have the choice. The ability to turn ourselves around. To stop, pivot and redirect. 

This may entail small steps, but steps forward nun the less. We continue to send rockets into space exploring the expanding universe, steps forward, steps outward. Steps that are both explosive and calculated and built through benchmarks of time. Regulated through bravado and determination, trial and error as we know through the work of Thomas Edison. Step. By. Step. 

The architect and muse Zaha Hadid left us with what's possible. Left us not only with inspiration but with a challenge. To be and to become what we are capable of. To see with clarity and the emotion of inspiration the built environment as influence and fact, marker in time. A place to begin and to continue. Onward, upward and outward. And too, in a sense inward. 

Perhaps this is the greater point. The inward realization of our capacity. Where inspiration becomes introspection and back again. Maybe what we need in these times of great challenge is to go deeper into who we are, but just for a moment as action is needed. Action is the arrow propelled by history and knowledge. And in this era, propelled not just by desire but fear. Fear just may be the needed bow that sends us forward. Saves us. 

It is our innate creativity that defines and destroys. Yin and yang. But in this is a path through, as Robert Frost wrote:

  He says the best way out is always through

  And I agree to that, or in so far

  As I can see no way out but through. 

This is the positive spin. There is an exit. A sign so bright we can see through to the end. The sign is our decision making. Our choice to use creatively for the good of humanity or for our demise. Virtue or vise. Do we perpetuate the doctrines of history or do we scale the mountain that precedes a challenging terrain. Either way the terrain awaits. Our choice. Our future. 

I believe in the possibility of humanity and creativity. I also know and have seen our worst. I know the facts and lean to the positive. This is my guide. My light through. My sign. This is both arrow and bow. 


CB 04/02/18