Daddy Writing

On the Importance of Dirt

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Creative life starts with dirt.  You take your dirty laundry, metaphorically, and metaphorically put it out there for everyone to see.  Nothing worthwhile that is creative is accomplished without digging into the subconscious, and it is dirty in there. I would like to think that we learn this first as children, mucking around in playgrounds. I don’t think that’s true. The creative connection with play is forged there, along with a sense of cooperation with playmates, and fighting with playmates, and together making something or destroying it. It is valuable, but it is missing the courage, the element of skilled daring that is required to dig into dirt and come up with something memorable that is not just more dirt.

One thought on “On the Importance of Dirt

  1. Most creative work that doesn’t come from the tangled stuff inside ends up being sparkly, dull, and ephemeral. Empty calories… sometimes tasty but ultimately leave you unsatisfied.

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