Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

A Conversation with Creativity

Me: Why do you call me? What do you want me to know?

C: We call on each other, don't we?

Me: I guess . . . but what does that mean?

C: It means that I am everywhere. I am within you and outside of you. But, I cannot extend beyond you without a little help. I am a verb.

Me: You are a verb? I thought you were a noun?

C: I am both, aren't I? Actually I an also be an adjective. An act of creativity takes place when a creative person creates something.

Me: Okay. Why is that important?

C: I exist in action. Every moment in time something new is created. I can be found in the burst of bird song, the opening of flowers, or the birth of new life. I grow stronger when merged with the active imagination of a human soul. I empower solutions to problems and new ideas. Although nothing ever really is new, as it exists in potentiality, simply waiting to be uncovered and redesigned in an act of pure creation.

Me: I think I understand. So what do you want from me?

C: Can't you guess? I want you to create.


I think about creativity a lot lately, as I work on my next non-fiction project. Join me in a conversation with and about creativity. How does creativity fit into your life? What draws you to use the power of the imagination, innovation, and creativity which is accessible to us all?