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When Familiarity leads to discovery…
We all know the deal. We
go through a variety of ongoing and routine experiences or have objects that
have become all too familiar. We expect things to be the same…we cherish the
familiarity and do not pay much, if any, attention to the familiar in our lives
and the mundane nuances that serve as everyday occurrences as we go about the routine
“banality” of our days and evenings.
We observe and see
something; realize something new, different and intriguing. All of a sudden,
out of nowhere, we start to see the familiar with new insights. Regardless when
it happens, when we make that discovery, the familiar is no longer familiar
Now, we also know we tend
to put creatives in the same familiar mold. We expect their ongoing work to
remain grounded in what has become familiar to us. We lock those creative minds
into a “cellblock” since we are most comfortable with sameness, and we know
that difference can be foreboding and all too often disrupt what we have become
use to. Then.
Creatives burst from their
pre-existing modalities and explode a new and different direction. Familiarity
Michael Lee Johnson, aaduna contributor, photo on file
Michael Lee Johnson, publisher,
writer and a person with contemporary “renaissance” sensibilities has
consistently produced work that takes his readers and fans down different
undiscovered roads and pathways. It is hard to put him a familiar mode.
He continues to explore interesting topics and weave poetic words, phrases and
rhythms with his latest contributions to aaduna, as well as with other
“Old Men Walk Funny” and
“Canadian Seasons, Exiled Poet” continues Michael’s association with aaduna,
while he continues to earn national awards and honors. In our forthcoming
issue, Johnson’s work will expand and permeate our consciousness, and challenge
us to abandon our sense of creative familiarity.
You should look forward to
the coming aadunaissue with anticipation. That issue will present words
and artwork that will burst forth with invigorating perspectives to pleasantly
disrupt your sense of familiarity.
And there will be other
contributors we will present to you over the next several days.
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