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So we have been tossing around a few ideas lately, and my plan is to post some pictures of what’s going on, but A: I have to collect permission and work from my peers, and B: I have to figure out how to do it.
So for the time being, I will ask you to close your eyes say the word “energy.” I don’t know what you see, but I can imagine that it is dynamic and interactive, and may include a bit of movement and light. Now the difficult part would be the next step, and that is translating that vision onto paper. At present that is the task at hand, and though I know we have the people in place to pull it off, the whole process seems a bit like trying to remember a dream as it drifts out of your mind.
Current is fast becoming a big part of my life, and I am excited that we are able to capture a fraction of the energy that is going into the journal here in this form, and that collectively we can all bring it to life. So stay tuned. Pictures. Next week. Pinky swear.
“Evolution is not a force but a process; not a cause but a law.”
- John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn 1874
So here we are, deep into the creative process that bring Current to life, and I can’t help but think that perhaps Current is already alive, and that we are just along for the ride much as a parent is to a child.
Come to think of it, the relationship we have with the journal runs fairly close to the kind of relationship you could expect to have with any two-year-old, and as I dust off the covers of the books on what to expect during the first few years of your child’s life, I am both amazed, and proud, of our little ones development.
Like any parent, I am watching eagerly as a transformation takes place from infancy to independence as Current grows and tests her limits, trying new experiences and developing an identity that will help to define her path in future years. As the mom of two young boys, I remember the “terrible-twos” and cringe at the thought that our own brainchild will show the kind of defiance that I saw in my kids. But I understand now, that the process was bitersweet – and completely necessary for growth – you learn to take the bad with the good, and gain confidence in yourself as a parent with every inch you let them loose.
So I guess this process is just as much about Current finding her sense of self as it is us allowing the struggle to happen, and I look forward to sharing it with you as it evolves and the countdown to her 2nd birthday takes place.
- Bree Galbraith