"Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want and what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life." - Ray Bradbury
Something happened on the way to the life that I was trying to create for myself. I had imagined the perfect life, a wife, kids, a house, and all those places which the American dream was trying to lead me. But somewhere, I realized that the world didn't have to be the way I was told it had to be. We're constantly being told to live in the real world and connect with reality. But who's reality? Who's idea of this reality?
It's seriously the person who came before us that said, "This is the way it should be." and our reality was created by people who we had no connection to. Our reality continues to be connected to people we have no connection with.
As I get older, I'm starting to realize that it's time to plant trees knowing that I will never be able to sit under their shade. And I keep asking myself, what is t going to be the legacy that I leave for the world and for my children. And it's simple. I want the world that they live in to be able to let them know that they can try an idea out, fail and then try again. That they have the freedom and support to try new things.
We have a new generation of creators that need a sandbox. They need a place where they can grow. And they can prosper.
In the next month, I'm going to be creating that something for the City of Tulsa that will hopefully outlive me and will allow other creatives like me to make good art.
That something is ImaginationTulsa.Com
It's taking shape and I have a plan. Want to be a part of it. Go to the website.
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. - Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy