BIG ARTS WEEK

BIG ARTS WEEKThe results of this year’s BIG Arts Week will be more than artistic smiles, for the efforts applied by a few to further the understanding of a few more will bear fruit in untold ways.

Those working hard to ensure young people think creatively about everything from Quantum Physics to Acorns are creating a valuable future full of many more young lateral thinkers. We all need to be flexible to work things out and communicate our thinking.

New Partnerships need to sprout in this Twenty-first Century as it needs to be the most remarkable century so far. We all need to juggle our thoughts a bit further because too many of us have pre-slotted them in deep dark historical grooves. It is not an unusual thing for people to do this, as we all find it easier not to confront changes and re-learn the Book (Whatever Book is your Bag!), but past writings can be baggage and heavy baggage too!

The originators of ‘Big Arts Week’ in the UK have created a fine annual focus, and from it, flow the opportunities for creatives to help bring about a lateral suppleness of thinking in others. The freedom of creative expression is something that needs to be grasped and held by everyone, and we all need to deepen our understanding of the ‘Energy’ it releases. Energy drives everything from the Sun to the spirit of a Formula One racing driver. The power of energy, is to connect all, and with more awareness and caring, we twenty-first century people can create a fine lasting influence for the twenty-second century people ever ahead of us (at the moment).

Waves from just within the de Sitter horizon ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Frank Buckland

Portrait by Grant of Frank BucklandI did some research a while back on the whereabouts of articles from the ‘Museum of Economic Fish Culture’ and found that a lot of them, most in fact, had been destroyed by the ‘Board of Survey’ or somesuch because they suffered damage in the First World War. A few items went back to their owners and some others went to a fishing museum in the UK. We ‘lost’ a lot but Frank’s life touched many as he lived it – the importance of using ‘today’ to the full.

I mention Frank here because he is a good example of high human ‘effort’ and one that I like. Like Darwin and Da Vinci, Frank Buckland followed his insight at a time when others were following the tracks of an established trail. UK readers might imagine him as a Victorian David Bellamy having the enthusiasm and energy to make his understandings sparkle in the minds of his fellow beings.

Through history, many individuals keep going against the odds and many die in relative obscurity having spirited what might seem to be only a small and close group of immediate friends. But there is nothing that leads me to believe that the more widespread a thought, the better it is. Frank Buckland put pen to paper and published, thus can ‘talk’ to countless millions for as long as the British Library keep away the paper mites. Today, with the ease of publishing ‘keyboard to disk’, text is being created in profusion that will fade far faster but will go far further during its digital life.

It is amazing to think of the effort that some people put into life and Frank Buckland was one of those fun humans that was so keen on doing so many things. He was a visionary because he flexed his curiosity as you would a muscle. He would eat new foods, seek out new people, think that extra mile and might have made a good captain of the ‘Starship Enterprise’. I think Frank Buckland was skilled at exercising his mind to keep it fresh and at all times, wide ‘open’.

This ‘openess’ plays a vital role in the way society develops – those with closed minds can severely damage their health and the health of all peoples and all other lifeforms.

Open for thought waves at the HoBB 24/7
~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant