Creativity and Originality

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View definitive car on Flickr by fosco lucarelli

by More Ways Than One
originally published at 10:01PM on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

You were driving by just like any other day. Boring as hell. You wanted something that proved this world was still spontaneous and adventurous. That this world still had some creativity and originality.

There it was. That BMW old-time Bug. The type that still had the engine in the back. It looked so bright and colorful. Like it didn’t care about being the odd-ball. It was almost like it lived to be the “diamond in the ruff”.

It was just plain awesome. You wanted that car. You wanted people to notice you. You wanted people to think, “Wow, that guy’s car is just made of awesome.”

But you couldn’t have it. Instead you took a picture of it. To tell the world that when things get dull and boring there is always something so random, so just plain cool, that you are reminded of what this world has to offer: creativity and originality.

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Comments

  • from g2 (la pianista irlandesa):

    “Life is infintely stranger than anything the mind could produce.” Sir Arthur wasn’t kidding. Nice use of the picture. That, right there, is an awesome bug.

  • from Stovohobo:

    I like how you realize it’s from the point of view of the photographer near the end. Nice job with the picture; and I like the optimism of the last sentence.

  • from SaveTheUnicorns:

    i totally love the message in this story. i always strive to express my uniqueness and individuality every day. no two of us are quite alike, and we are all special and unique in our own ways. great ficlet. i want that car so badly!