Stretching the Boundaries of Talent

Stretching the Boundaries of Talent

To perform extraordinarily, we have to practice outside the cocoon of normal thinking. Painting by Kathleen Pearson-Brock copyright 2014 Living-Tones.com posted by permission.

To perform extraordinarily, we have to practice outside the cocoon of normal thinking. Painting by Kathleen Pearson-Brock copyright 2014 Living-Tones.com posted by permission.

Leave Your Cocoon Behind

I’m on a track about expanding the horizons of bold creativity, see Bending the Strings of Understanding. So I’m going to introduce you to four German women who perform as Salut Salon “Wettstreit zu viert” in this YouTube video.

I hazard the guess that you can’t possibly watch it without smiling and wondering how they can perform in this manner with such perfect technical precision.

Precision always amazes us

Well, they did it, right? Did you hear any flaw, any timing that was off? I didn’t.

Why such an exquisite performance is so “standout” is because few of us ever leave the cocoon where our talents are germinating. I find this kind of extraordinary, out-of-the-box expression in a number of arts.

I find it in Kathleen Pearson-Brock, an exceptionally diverse painter who has now become a close friend. I found it in novelist Dan Strawn as well, a writer of considerable talent whom I feel wrote one of the best novels of current literature, Isaac’s Gun. Dan, too, has become a close friend.

These, and the 2Cellos performers from the AC/DC performance I showed in Bending the Strings of Understanding, have all left their cocoons behind in my opinion, striking out for bold expression.

A question for you

My question to all of you who have something stirring in your soul is: what have you got to lose?

My advice is: go for it, stretch the boundaries of your understanding, break out of your shell and express yourself wildly while you have time in life. It’s part of why you were created and it certainly is a benefit to others because we all love seeing great manifestations of human skills.