Its amazing how much thought i put into little things like a blog post… I just need to write a simple blog for heARTschool… nothing life changing… just a blog. A thought or two about art or artists or maybe music… oh no, I can't do that… I have to start my blog by thinking about why are we all here?
Its a very big question… why are we all here? Its packed with mystery and suspense… drama and wonder… and stories! All kinds of stories…Sad stories, fun stories, romantic stories, success stories, failure stories and very few short stories. I guess one of the reasons I ask these kinds of questions is because of all these stories and how they connect to my story.
What is it about this little geographical area that seems to have this magical attraction to all of these artists… all of theses creative spirits… why are we all here? I wonder if some ancient first nations medicine man spoke a powerful blessing that soaked into the earth… or perhaps some other form of magic fell from the sky and landed in the lakes… or an alien life form has planted a homing device that only right brained creatives can hear… like a dog whistle for the arts. I'm not sure if its even important to know why this little piece of land calls to these creative spirits… All I know is… It does.
I moved to Kelowna a little over a year and a half ago… it was just a test… I was told by a dear friend that I should come up to Kelowna and stick my toe in the lake to see if I liked it. I don't remember sticking my toe in the lake but, I do remember that within a few days I really liked it! That first couple of weeks I met so many like minded, kindred spirits that I was sure it was the place I wanted to stay…so, I did. Since then I have met many other creative souls who have done the same. Something or someone invited us to this valley… and after a short test drive we were in… we moved in… and it continues to happen… every month I meet a new artist that just moved here or just moved back… So, why are we all here?
I like to think that God or the universe or a higher power is drawing us all to the same space for a reason… a purpose… a big purpose. Like, maybe, we will create something that has never been created… or become a culture that has never existed before… or become the birthplace of a new style of music… or maybe we will build a city that is so full of colour and sound and taste…where your senses become so alive that you tingle as you walk down the street… where possibility and potential become reality. Or, maybe… just maybe… that place already exists and we are discovering it… Maybe thats why we are all here.