Creativity: to rebel against your foundation

Our attempt for surety (or fixity) is a draw to stable descriptors of the world by which we may navigate.

We may push off from these mythologies and extend ourselves further. 

This leap is the creative impulse: to rebel directly against the foundation on which we stand. 

To cling desperately to the foundation without jumping is not life. Adhering to tradition as salvation is death.

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