I am not waging war on ingenuity. Really, I’m not. I’m not in the sad, fatalistic place that Solomon must have been when he wrote:
What has been will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9
I don’t hold to that philosophy. Everything about my creative explorations bely the fact that I believe there’s always something new.
A new story. A new perspective. A new medium.
Yes, of course, everything that is new is related to what came before, but I don’t believe that the creative nature God placed in us has exhausted its voice. Let’s not allow our heads to swell with thinking we’ve discovered the depths and breadth of our source material…or even scratched the surface.
Everything about me believes that there are new ideas and new ways of expressing them.
But I’m also beginning to believe that the best way to begin expressing those things is certainly not to sit idly by, but to tell the stories I’ve heard, express the ideas I know, create in the ways I can while trusting that “the new” will come as I am faithful with “the now.”