‘Suppose old people grow down as young people grow up.’*
Sometimes growing up can take us away from our creativity, but we can find our way back by nurturing our curiosity, playfulness, and imagination.
‘It is ironic that you must go to the edge to find the centre.’**
We want centred, balanced lives, not realising we may be accepting less because none of us knows what we are truly capable of until we have journeyed to the edges.
‘We champion the idea that the open and unpretentious library can offer a return to the quiet and unselfconscious art-making that so many adults have “grown out of” after childhood.’^
The third journey takes us into a community of explorers, rather than a community of experts. Experts may be tempted to grow up and stop going to the edges.^^
(*From Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak’s Open House For Butterflies.)
(**From Richard Rohr’s Eager to Love.)
(^From Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer’s The Artist’s Library.)
(^^If you’re in or around Edinburgh, I’d love for you to find TribePorty or VOXedinburgh.)