We are living in a time that feels a bit chaotic. Isolation, hoarding, financial drought and a complete change in how we live all rolled into a global pandemic. I heard someone call these dire times. That may be true and yet dire times force us to face necessity, and necessity is the mother of invention.
We think and behave differently when we find ourselves without the things we are used to having. Suddenly we find new ways to do the old things. We invent new ways of using old tools and figure out new ways to use what we have left. This piece was made of scraps I found in a lonely drawer. Instead of cutting them up I decided to challenge myself to use them to create something new. It only measures about two inches on each side, so to think differently I had to think small.
The best ideas seem to come out of someone wanting to solve their own problem. The lack of a tool somehow encourages someone to invent a new one. A poor supply of resources forces someone to figure out a new way to put old things together to get the job done. When we solve our own problem we open the door for everything to change for everyone else. What a fantastic feeling that must be.
Maybe you are not going to invent something. Maybe it is time to reinvent yourself? The silence we each are experiencing in a new way encourages us to think. Think about our lives, our relationships, what we want, what we don’t want, and about what is truly important to make our lives fulfilling. Could today be the day you think new thoughts about who you are and what you want? The world may feel like it is circling around the universe in chaos, only if we think that is true. What if today we simply embrace wonderfully new thoughts about our lives and then spent the rest of the week making those thoughts a reality? Maybe the chaos of this time would grow dim in comparison to the chaos you will create in building your life just the way you want? Can you imagine what THAT looks like?