23. Ideas

When I was a little boy I enjoyed taking things apart. I just liked to see how everything worked. Gears, belts, springs, and switches – they were all like toys to me. Anything with a motor fascinated me – record players, fans, and lawn mowers. I figured that with a motor you could make or do just about anything that you dreamed of. For hours I’d think about what I could invent that would really be cool.

 

The human mind enjoys being occupied with the possible. Thinking about what could be is like taking a step forward. And it is this creative urge, in my opinion, that propels us to new places — new regions of design and beauty. The pleasures afforded by considering what might be confirm our walk and make us want to come back for more. Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder; but it’s also completely at home in the mind and imagination of the creator, the thinker, or the artist.

 

Day 23 Guide

 

The beauty that you unveil in your walk is the basis for the inspiration that will carry you forward. Seek and you shall find beauty.

 

© 2005, Levi Hill

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