Sparks Fly

Here’s to the Creatively Maladjusted!

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” Those are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, written in 1963. There are many of us who are “maladjusted” to the expectation of conformity; creativity is our way of resisting the “anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority” – Dr. King again – and of answering the call to envision and initiate a world where the human spirit will not be extinguished.

Story enables us to explore the human condition in all its pain and glory. Words, visual arts and music all tell tales, help us find our way to what is most true. Through story we begin to understand the why of where we’ve come from, and of where we are heading. This is the first step toward change: let it unfurl.