The Potential For Genius

“[The man of] talent is like the marksman who hits a target that others cannot reach; [the] genius is like the marksman who hits a target…[the] others cannot even see.” –- Schopenhauer.

In the musical version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, when Peter tells Wendy she’s “just too grown-up” to return to Neverland, what he really means is that she’s lost her artist’s soul.  In our society, most of us lose this soul, while as children we have it naturally and are encouraged to have it.  Peter Pan is the Eternal Artist, the God and Goddess, the genius.  He flies high above the world, defying even gravity.  He teaches others to fly, but they have to believe in magic, in fairies – in themselves – in order to do so. Continue reading “The Potential For Genius”