“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority.”
– Bill Hewlett
It probably will not surprise you to note that all the perfectly round beads were made by grown ups. I was in the middle of making one myself, when a 7-year-old asked me why.
“Because beads are round.” I explained.
To which she replied, “Says who?”
It was a good question.
In terms of creativity, I consider children to be the brightest leaders amongst us. I try to listen to experts when I’m lucky enough to be in their presence so I took another peek at the piece of clay in my hands and– strangely enough– I no longer saw the makings of a round bead. Instead, I saw the body of an orange stegosaurus!
What do you see?
[Another story in three for: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/]