Chaos & Creativity






If our lives were as simple as we often wish they would be
Black and white…yes and no…and complexity free.
Then the world would be easier to bear don’t you think?
Or would the boredom of simple, simply drive us to drink.

Don’t get me wrong, I like peaceful and calm
And some relief from the chaos and stress.
But there is beauty as well, when things go to hell
That’s when creativity flows at its best.

So be careful what you wish for when things are a mess,
Some solutions, though simpler, are not always the best.
Let the tempo and rhythms of the uncertainty ride
Bring the energy you need to see the box from outside.

Don McAlister
27 December 2016

About donmcalister

I retired at the end of 2011, after a 39 year career in the Aerospace industry as a Propulsion Engineer, Engineering Manager and Program Manager. My professional interests and expertise are in the areas of Program, Risk and Knowledge Management. I'm passionate about life-long learning in a wide variety of topics and I'm committed to sharing my knowledge and ideas with those who are interested. I'm an Aerospace Industry Consultant. I serve my community as a Rotarian. My hobby is playing as a jazz keyboard.
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