Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.  -Steve Jobs


I’ve tested as 100% creative, what ever that means.  If Steve Jobs is correct, and he was not always correct, then I’m able to see patterns.  All humans look for patterns, that’s key to our survive; being able to predict when to duck or jump if necessary.  So, maybe it’s the artists who have helped humanity survive through these last few hundred thousand years.  In this light, it makes a lot of sense to connect creativity with creation.  Maybe that’s not what Steve Jobs had in mind with his insight into creativity, but being able to synthesize new experiences is what evolution is all about.


Cheers, Rev. Kate Walker