Creativity is not about me. It is not about you.
It is not us somehow acting like little gods, creating on our own the same way God creates.
The most we can hope for is to respond appropriately and creatively to who God is and what he means.
Creativity is a response.
It was the first time I ever really saw the sun rise.
I've seen sunrises but that big ball of fire we orbit is so blinding that our eyes can never really hold it. Watching most sunrises is really just watching the space around it painted and brightened in indescribable shades.
It's always beautiful...
but this particular day was different.
From my chair in the hotel dining room, I watched the actual sun as it crept upward.
There was a thin veil of fog that hung like a voile curtain between us. It was just enough protection for my eyes to lock onto that climbing orb completely. I fixed my gaze and watched it move slowly into position. As it moved the curtain thinned and my eyes had to shift their focus onto the scene that was being painted all around the light. Once again, the source of the light itself became more than my eyes could hold.