Hockney, On Love, creatively and Covid

I enjoyed David Hockney’s piece on life, shared with the BBC today, on the ink (Freudian slip), link between creativity and love.

Ending with the words, ‘I love life.’

I’ve been writing a short story for my MA on the virus and I came to the same conclusion. In the end love is all that remains; it’s a biblical refrain: ‘and the greatest of these is love.’

What we are all going through is unprecedented. The key to best navigating the problems we face is creativity.

Hockney observed, there is a connection to creatively in love.

This crisis needs creativity. More and more people are coming forward with innovative ideas. For example, to help supply hospital staff with ventilators, and hopefully there will be more creative collaboration.

Scientists are sharing research without peer reviews. People are finding ways to do things that matter quickly.

Whilst peer reviews are essential, to provide accuracy, there are some things, such as the ability to quickly produce ventilators, that needed creative collaboration to reach fruition.

It is creatively that we need. Innovative change and growth happens through a communicative process.

Through creative collaboration, we will navigate the problems we are facing more clearly and effectively.

Published by hermionelaake contributing editor O:JA&L

Currently, whist working on long fiction, I write short stories, poetry, essays and blog weekly. I appeared on Blog Talk Radio, 2016, interview across continents with Susan Wingate. See my twitter account: herziloph, pinned tweet; Award nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013. My flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters.

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