Oh! THESE Are My Super Powers!

Sing like you mean it!

Sing like you mean it!

Earlier today I was griping, and a long friend said, “No worries, we’ll just write our way out of all this…”

This simple line reminded me why creative people exist in society. Our super power are 1) Envision Vision, 2) Mind Over What Matters, 3) Passion Power, 4) Determinitus.

We conceive something out of nothing, plot it creation, commit to its validity, and push against the odds of failure.

We dance, sing, paint, write, compose, carve and more.

These powers can be used for good. They can reflect strife, or accomplishment. Illuminate issues to enable resolution. Bring joy and beauty to lift us higher that our day to day routines.

Or, they can be used other ways, but we see so much of that all too often.

So for now, I thank my friend for reminding me why I’m here, so I can get back to where I belong.

About SimmonsHereAndNow

Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer, comic book creator, playwright, teaching artist, and educational consultant. He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. Simmons is the creator of the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack. As a teaching artist Simmons has created and taught creative arts workshops for students and educators in the US, Europe, West Indies, and Africa. Simmons has served on panels, and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment mediums, as well as empowering young people through the arts. Simmons founded the annual family event, Kids Comic Con, as well as three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad. He is currently developing a comics and creative arts program for children all over the world. For over 30 years, Simmons has been a member of arts and education boards for the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, the Department for Cultural Affairs, and is on the State Department Speakers Program. As a teaching artist Simmons has been paid to have fun working with youth through the Apollo Theater In-School Arts Program, Henkel McCoy, Upward Bound, New York Council on the Arts, Children’s Art Carnival, Wings Academy, and NYU Creative Arts Team, to name a few. He has been a panelist at many literacy and arts events, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous colleges and educational institutions here and abroad.
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