I teach Creativity at Oklahoma State University.
I am amazingly uncreative on many days. Fortunately (Providentially) I married a horse wrangler on a guest ranch some time ago, and she is creative in places that matter.
In our home, our sons, our life together.
So last August, she showed me the money set aside, told me she had already committed miles on a hotel in Carbondale, CO — to try and catch the aspen turning. We would leave while I was teaching, launching businesses, and consulting and drive long and — you know, it wasn’t hard. It was wondrous.
And we saw the aspen turning, but not before Doug told us he had seen them the week before and “They will all be gone when you get there.”
Dear Doug, they have many, many more aspen than your census guessed. Dear everyone else, go anyway.
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