Quote Of The Week #3 - February 16th 2019
About Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein is one of those people I love to quote, because he said so many things that stick in the mind.
Since he was my QOTW last week, I won’t repeat his bio here… Instead you go read it from last week’s post.
The extended hand is an image used in both art and personal interactions, from the handshake to the image of God reaching out in “The Creation of Adam” from the Sistine Chapel.
For those who know the significance of the image, we’re dealing with a piece of art that deals with an act of creation. But a handshake is also an act of creation, producing an implicit connection or even friendship between two people.
The extended hand can also be used to symbolize reaching out to the heavens for inspiration, which is something all writers and artists need.
Becoming The Conduit
Whether we’re standing with our hands extended to the heavens looking for inspiration, or hammering away at out keyboard hoping to tease some inspiration from our ramblings, we become a conduit.
An idea strikes, like lightning hitting an outstretched hand, or we might have written only the germ of an idea that needs refinement. But regardless of the source, we take that idea, and feed it through our experiences, emotions, and the needs of our medium, and hopefully something magical comes out the other end.
Of course, the worthiness of our creations isn’t something that the writer or artist themselves can determine. That is left for those who view or read it, and I for one hope that you treat us gently, of not with kindness.
Extending My Own Hand...
If you’re reading this post, then you’ve probably read others. That means you have insights into me that others don’t
In my mind, that makes us friends. And in that spirit, I offer the hand of friendship, and hope you’ll take it. Drop in on me on social media, and reach back, and be part of my inspiration.