Editor’s Note: This summer we’re running a Creativity Workshop series. Sandra Heska King signed up for the whole deal, parts one and two. We figure that’s a good thing, because she’s going to need time for her new love interest…
We had a nodding acquaintance over the years, he and I. I admired some of his work, even spent a little time with his horse who stands proud in a garden only an hour away.
But I didn’t know him. And to deepen our relationship was not in my mind map.
Not at all.
I’d been feeling old in body and brain, a little locked up and blocked down, overwhelmed with all I want to see and savor and pass on before I pass on.
So a friend here at Tweetspeak prescribed play therapy. “If you feel the need to still shake things loose, ” she said, “to strengthen your voice and tap unexpected courage, you might consider taking this course with Kathryn.”
I sure didn’t expect to fall in love with a dead man.
It was bound to happen, I suppose. How could I not sense a kinship to this man of many interests, this poster child for procrastination as Kathryn calls him—who failed with a flare, but always failed forward? Here’s a guy who died with writings he meant to organize and projects he never finished.
I get that.
Yet he was a master of much and a dynamo of creativity.
And he, with Kathryn’s help in her workshop, is teaching me ways I can nourish the neurons to keep my brain young and spill my own personal genius right up to my last breath.
I’m learning to think like the man I love.
Leonardo da Vinci.
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