Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Three-hundred-million

At 7:46 a.m. ET this morning, it was reported that the population of the United States topped 300,000,000. Think about that for a moment. Have you got an idea of how many people that is?


I wonder how many poets are in that 300,000,000. Or how about musicians or authors or artists? Do you think the number of artists, composers and writers rises in proportion to the population of the U.S.? Is our country becoming more creative? Has the popularity of YouTube.com and other similar sites encouraged more people to become "creators", of has it simply given creators a venue in which to demonstrate their works?

And what about the creator in you? Are you going to let him or her out? Are you going to release the creativity within you? Do you get pleasure from creating? Do you feel the Creator’s pleasure within you as you do what you were designed to do?

My wife was in our basement painting (a picture, not a wall) last evening. Her picture of a hummingbird drinking from a flower was in my opinion, brilliant. Her response to me when I told her that was, "I don't care if it's good or not. I enjoy painting." Now that is what creativity is all about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, for reference, if you were to count to 300,000,000, counting a number each second, day and night, without taking a break... it would take about 9 1/2 years to get to 300,000,000. If you spent $5,000 a day, it would take you 164 years to deplete $300,000,000. You could stack about three RMS Titanic passenger liners before you'd tip the scale at 300,000,000 pounds!