Bijou and I were talking the other day about how Maria and I say that creativity comes from the heart.
Bijou said, “I think creativity comes THROUGH the heart.”
“What do you call a well where the water flows out naturally under its own pressure?” asked Bijou.
“An artesian well,” I replied.
“How do you spell that?”
“How do you spell heart?”
“Do you see it?” asked Bijou.
At first I didn’t, then . . . “YES! They both have A-R-T!”
“I have an idea for a new word . . . put “heart” and “artesian” together and make the letters big where “art” overlaps.”
“Like this?” And I typed “heARTesian.”
“Yes!” shouted Bijou. (Bijou doesn’t actually “shout” but I can tell when Bijou’s excited.)
There was no stopping Bijou now . . .
“Once creativity starts, it flows on its own, like an artesian well. But, you have to know how to start the flow."
Then, Bijou went to his stack of Bijouisms and slid over the card for “Appreciate.”
“Appreciation and Gratitude unlatch the gate of your heart and allow creativity to flow. Appreciation and Gratitude are what keep it open, as well.”
“Then Beauty flows from that transcendent aquifer. It rejoices in coming into this dimension through the gates of our hearts, as it takes a unique form that only each of us can create.”
“Ah . . . heARTesian. Let’s ask Maria to write that.”