Bridging the Gap (Part 1)

“How do we connect infinite creativity with finite humanity?”

I was at chinese restaurant with my friend, and former professor, Rick Rhoads having a discussion about the creative nature of humanity, when he looked into my eyes and posed the question above. I was taken back, and speech less.

“I don’t know?” I replied

He looked at me with all seriousness, “Well, I think you should write a book answering this question, and then show me what you come up with. I’d really like to hear your thoughts on this.”

Since that day, back in February, I’ve had a this question sitting on my desk, written on a ripped off corner a zodiac placemat, and I’ve been unable to answer it.

What is the connection point? How do we as finite creatures embrace such infinite ideas, thoughts and creativity?  How do we engage our unlimited creative nature without our finite bodies wearing us down? What is the bridge between the two?

I have some unformulated ideas on this, but I simply want to pose the question first to you, and then maybe, just maybe I’ll try to answer it myself.

What are your thoughts?


About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

One response to “Bridging the Gap (Part 1)”

  1. Andrea Ward says :

    I think this is the question that has led to so many tortured geniuses, Hemmingway, Van Gogh, etc. The infinite part is at war with the finite part. To me this leads to the connection of our infinite soul with our finite body. The infinite soul is the God-breathed part and in our connection to him we find our connection from infinite creativity to finite humanity.
    I hope that make sense.

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