What is an emergence? LO20297

Winfried Dressler (winfried.dressler@voith.de)
Mon, 4 Jan 1999 12:51:37 +0100

Replying to LO20288 --

Margret Dugan started answering At de Langes question

>> Is it learning which pulls creativity into focus, or is
>> it creativity which pulls learning into focus?


>Why either? Creativity and learning for me are as wonderfully
>bedfellows as are lichens and oak trees.

But she ends with

>Creativity gossips with the flowers so that learning can sing, dance,
>paint, draw, sculpt, or photograph with clarity and meaning.

Margaret, for me this is a wonderful creative expression for the
"creativity pulls learning into focus".

Thinking about the differences of learning and creativity, I sense
that it is learning, that has focussing power - when I want to learn
something, I want to focus on this something. Creativity is much more
free, it "gossips with the flowers" as you put it (and without your
expression, I wouldn't have recognised it). It jumps from flower to
flower and doesn't care too much about meaning and clarity - unless
some kind of learning focusses the gossip into a dialogue.

Accepting Ats alternatives as real, I favour "learning pulls
creativity into focus". Let me try to support this by twisting your
expression into:

"Learning falls is love with one special flower so that creativity can
sing, dance, paint, draw, sculpt, or photograph with clarity and
meaning, supporting the love to grow and to include more and more

What do you think?

Reading this creation of mine, enabled by your creation, I notice,
that I have included a second "... pulls ... into focus": Love pulls
learning into focus.

This also makes a LOT of sense to me!

Liebe Gruesse,

Winfried Dressler


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