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So NOT ordinary - crazy ideas - creative process

 
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I'm enjoying a book a dear friend gave me:  Trust Your Crazy Ideas by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Jessica Phoenix. It's a creative process kind of book/workbook.

I think it really fits for permaculture and being considered "different."

Let's celebrate being "not ordinary" and inspire each other in our (permaculture) weirdness.

What are your best images or quotes or inspiration for creativity and innovation?
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Be a stranger to the ordinary
Be a stranger to the ordinary
 
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Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
                          Thomas Merton
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The pictures on the wall by my desk:

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Friedrich Nietzsche quote
Friedrich Nietzsche quote
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"Diana" by Josephine Wall
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Tiger Dance
Tiger Dance
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You have No Power Over Me
You have No Power Over Me
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Ganesh, dancing the intricacies of the world
Ganesh, dancing the intricacies of the world
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River Raft by D. R. Laird
River Raft by D. R. Laird
 
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Well it doesn't inspire creativity as much as it gets me up off the floor sometimes.
Just a gentle reminder.
From Salt by Nayyirah Waheed.
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I like to save and/or print random quotes that I feel are significant to me & my personal growth. I find hanging them in random places or using as the phone/computer wallpaper helps give me a mental boost throughout the day.
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Hermit Phase
Hermit Phase
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The field I go
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Invincible summer
Invincible summer
 
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Ask a question and I will try to find an answer in almost 80 years of homestead experience.
If there is no question there is no reason to come up with a crazy idea.
I first found Permies when Ask.com directed me to a question here on scythes. I joined because I love the questions.
 
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I made up a little ditty a few years ago that I like to think about every now and then:

Tue and Thor, Wedn and Fri
Who are they but pigs in a sty
The days have been given to fiction and fable
To see the world true we are wholly unable.

The names of the days of the week are the names of European gods (who are not gods) who correspond with the planetary deities of the ancient Greeks and Romans and are positioned according to a scheme based on the lie that the sun revolves around the earth.

I like to refer to the days of the week based on their numerical order.  Sometime when you get bored, look up the basis for the planetary week.

 
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Drew Moffatt wrote:Well it doesn't inspire creativity as much as it gets me up off the floor sometimes.
Just a gentle reminder.
From Salt by Nayyirah Waheed.



Great post!

Sleep can be seen as a type of death so that awakening in the morning can be seen as a type of resurrection.
 
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In a performance review a boss once wrote that "Mike thinks outside the box that the box is in".  I think it was a positive comment and I'm definitely taking it that way :)
 
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