To Destroy is to Create

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

Destruction and creation are inextricably tied together. What is change if not destroying what is so that something new can take its place? If you want to destroy something utterly what you want to do is create openness where that thing currently exists. Every moment of every day, we destroy something in ourselves in order to create something new. On a physical level, its how our digestive systems work. On a mental level its part of the decision process. What is a choice but a destruction of options? For every song created, silence is destroyed. For every piece of art made, a blank canvas, paper or screen is no more. We tend to think of destruction as a negative thing and yet without it, we’d be stuck.
Blessings, G

 

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0 thoughts on “To Destroy is to Create”

    1. Thank you. Yes, with both words and art (and music as well and sometimes with our lives) we create poetry

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