There is a basic difference between some people, and the other people as big as the difference between humans and animals. Some differences are subtle while others are as vast as the universe. Some peoples polarities will never allow them to be able to embrace all the ideas and differences that make us a complete species. There are those that catch a glimpse of the grand scheme, others that profess total knowledge, but in reality it is through their own tunnel vision, and some see behind the curtain and wonder if the wall was always there, or did it appear when I pulled back the curtain.
The human imagination is one of the most glorious things that we know about. Yes hard work and dedication also has played a role in shaping our physical world, but first that world was part of someones mind. It began as random electrons firing through the neurons that link like the overgrown brush. Like the brush it just takes a breeze to make new branches touch, sway, and move. A gentle breeze of electrons through the mind is what has shaped this world into what it is today. It made your car, your home, your bicycle, and you.
Everyday you are bombarded with the stresses of life. There are bills to pay, mouths to feed, appointments to keep, trying to say the right things at the right times. Everyday starts blending into the next day continually racing to meet some sort of objective that is looming in the distance, but never quite fully seen. For some there is just that. That is life. That is reality. There are many that can only accept that life. That is there driving force, that is what they will always see.
Is this the part where I say qit your job and go be free and live in the woods eating nuts and berries? If thats what you want, but I do prefer my creature comforts. You know like toilet paper, a warm house on a cold day, and stuff like that. The rat race can be shaped is what I have to say. You need to see past that wall behind the curtain. Everyone has things that they enjoy, and all that I’m asking is pursue you loves actively, and at any chance you get. Keep your job if you have to, but worry about not worrying. Make time for your passions in your life, and you never know where that will lead.
All it takes is following that little breeze in your mind, and who knows what might materialize to grace this reality.
You may ask what inspired MyGlo Designs look? Why do you want to make everything glow? The answer….Tron and my uncle.
One of my earliest memories was tagging along with my uncle to a nightclub during the day. I have no clue why, or for that fact where it was exactly, but it was amazing to me as a kid. The person my uncle was meeting kicked on the music and the lights to distract me, or maybe to see if I was prone to seizures? There was so much to take in all at once as the darkness came to life. The disco ball was shooting multi colored beams and I watched the points of light traveling rapidly across my shirt. There was moving spotlights chasing the beams almost as rapidly as I was, but then there was the most amazing thing ever…The floor lit up!! There was big squares of illumination changing colors with the music and warping my fragile little mind. I remember thinking that this must be what it is like to be an adult. I can’t wait to be an adult!!
Then not to long after I was exposed to Tron. It wasn’t a cartoon, but it didn’t look real at the same time. Someone said “It’s the future” and I was thinking the future is going to look sooooo cool, but in reality I think they meant it was the future of how movies were going to be made with the use of computer graphics. If only he knew. The light cycles with the laser light trailing from the rear tire, the lines of light tracing out all of the outline, and the blue glow of the power stream hypnotised me and planted a seed.
I have always had this notion growing up that the world would be a neon laced bright shiney place like Tokyo, or Las Vegas, but alas it never happened. Although I have been to Vegas, so part of my childhood fantasy came true, but even there one block off of the strip isn’t very bright or shiny.
To me this is my little way of making the world that bright place from my youth. I make it glow one piece of work at a time. It doesn’t matter if it is a glowing crystal, egg, skull, or kandi charm, I am doing my small part to help bring light to the dark.
Today is another day of working ten plus hours doing something I don’t mind doing, but is it what I love doing? Not really. Does it give me the same satisfaction as what I create for myself? Again I must answer know. I am just fulfilling someone else’s dream, helping them reach their goals as a business, and donating my time for a wage to use for my own means. Don’t get me wrong, the owner of the company that I work for is a very stand up guy with compassion, and truly supports his employees goals, even if it doesn’t mean they will be with his company forever. He has asked me about how this little dream I had for four years now is doing. He has asked me this repeatedly over the three years I have known him. It gives me satisfaction to finally be able to tell him that there is wind in the sails, even though the final destination is somewhere over the horizon.
So then what is this desire that I have to break from the norm of working a nine to five for a steady dependable company? It is dreams. It is creativity. It’s the ability to imagine something within the depths of my mind, and bring it into the physical realm to be touched and held. It is the idea of thinking something has potential, making it, and then someone to be amazed at something that they didn’t know even existed is now in their hands. The smiles, thank you emails, and the people that are actually willing to trade their own hard earned money for a piece of my imagination. My imagination is all over thu United States. All over the world in fact. Italy, England, France, and Australia all have pieces of me.
That is what infuses me with passion. My imagination can make people happy, be cherished, and make someones life a little brighter.