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Creativity is probably my favorite Evoke Power - I like to think that I've been very creative all through my life. Here is an example:

When I was little, I was in the playground at school and an even younger girl walked up to me, crying. She'd dropped her bouncy-ball into a rain filled drain in the corner of the playground, and couldn't get it out without getting soaking wet. I don't know why she came to me to tell me, and I can't remember my thought process - but I asked her if she had a plastic bag.
She blinked back the tears for a moment, and took one from her coat pocket. I walked to the drain, put the bag over my hand and grabbed the ball out of the drain without getting my hand wet. I then turned the bag inside out and handed her a bag of ball and drain-water - and told her to wash it in the toilets. She was overjoyed and ran to the toilets happy.

I was rather happy with my tiny act of creative heroism!

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Comment by Cian Gregory Accuardi Shelley on March 5, 2010 at 1:22am
Good thing she had a bag
Comment by Marc Skaf on March 5, 2010 at 4:09am
Interesting story! A creative way of getting the ball, but I am also impressed with your courage to help someone in need.
Comment by David Sahlin on March 6, 2010 at 8:04am
Creatives just see the world differently, I think. Instead of a cup being 'something you drink out of' it's 'something that holds fluid so it doesn't spill all over.'

Wonderful anecdote, anyway. ^_^
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 6, 2010 at 8:10am
I used to get really frustrated when I would see stray plastic bags littering places I thought were 'too good' to have trash floating around.

Then I realized I could use the bag to pick up other trash....

Completely changed my perspective on the wh*** thing. I like bags now, but only when I or someone else are filling them in a useful way.
Comment by Amanda Jeffrey on March 6, 2010 at 3:06pm
Those shifts in usability are wonderful things - when you've seen something as just one thing for so long, and then realize it can be used for something else too. I think that's one of the reason that children, or child-like minds, are good at seeing the unexpected uses of things - they've haven't learned any 'better' yet!
Comment by John D. Boyden on March 6, 2010 at 6:43pm
+1 resourcefulness :) and by being more childlike maybe...we can learn 'better' by recapturing that sense of possibility!


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