Dialogue on a subject about which society shows little interest: THE CREATIVE MIND
I’ve written many thousands of words on the creative impulse and creative force.
I considered several ways of approaching the subject this time, and settled on The Dialogue. In a corporate/government research lab, two scientists have a conversation:
You know, looking around at all this equipment, I have the sense that none of it interests me.
Lately, I’ve noticed you’re more somber than usual.
I keep drifting off into something much larger.
A new way of producing electricity.
There is a new way?
I believe so.
Or you’re bored with our work and you’re just dreaming.
Possibly. But I don’t think so. I keep envisioning an entirely new lab.
What does it look like?
I don’t know. I’m just getting glimpses.
Sounds a little ridiculous.
I’m sure it’s completely ridiculous. That’s why I want to pursue it.
You lost me.
To do something new…contrasted against what we already know…the new thing WOULD appear absurd.