Vision, Acrylic on Canvas

In the beginning, God created. He created the heavens and the earth. He created light. He created soil and water, vegetation and animals. He created humanity.

He created you.

Wherever you stand on evolution vs. creation, put it aside for now. Allow yourself to marvel at the sheer genius of the design of water, fire, earth, sky… you.

In the 7 billion humans that now exist on the planet, in all the humans that have ever existed and ever will exist, there is no one like you. There has never been anyone like you. Nor will there ever be another you.

Creatives like to consider that there is an energy, a force, a spirit, a muse… an untouchable power of inspiration which makes our hearts alight with creative fiery juice. In a Ted Talk, Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love & Big Magic) talks about genius. Today we use the word genius to describe a person. But ancient Greeks and Romans understood genius to be a power outside ourselves, something to be touched by, to be blessed with… but not something to become. How arrogant it would have seemed to them to consider a mere human being to BE a genius.

And yet how fleeting it is to grab onto that spirit of genius, that muse, that energy… or is it?