“Creative people don’t follow the crowds; they seek out the blank spots on the map.
Creative people wander through faraway and forgotten traditions and then integrate marginal perspectives back to the mainstream.
Instead of being fastest around the tracks everybody knows, creative people move adaptively through wildernesses nobody knows.”
– Excerpt from “The Creative Monopoly,” by David Brooks, New York Times, April 23, 2012
For the creatives, the mystics, the oracles, and similar kindreds, this would be very familiar … maybe even the way of life.
If you’re traveling in a patch of Wilderness at the moment and want to immerse more deeply in this musing and inspiration, follow the link to “Uprooting from False Ground” from the Sophia’s Children archives.