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 an Propulsion Engineer, Engineering Manager and Program Manager. My professional interests and expertise is in the areas of Program, Risk and Knowledge Management. I'm passionate about life-long learning involving a wide variety of topics and I'm committed to sharing my knowledge and ideas with those who are interested. My primary hobby is performing jazz music. I'm a jazz keyboard player, and vocalist, and I'm on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Simi Valley Jazz Club, which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music from the '20's through the 60's.
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