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.