Day 192: Power

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Day 192:  Power

Day 192.  It’s hot outside.  The air conditioner cranks out much needed coolness.  In the midst of diligently answering my @connects on Twitter this afternoon, the power goes out.  There’s a split second moment where I don’t understand what’s happening.  Why are the lights not on?  My laptop still works because it automatically goes onto battery power.  But the wi-fi connection is gone.  Okay, the power is out.  Did we blow a circuit?  Nope.  Must be a neighborhood power outage.  We’re not the only ones blasting the air conditioning today.  Literally losing power has me thinking about figuratively losing power.  The main reason I began this yearlong experiment in prolific creativity was to stop feeling powerless and to reignite my own personal power.  To step into it, to take it back from imaginary phantoms I fear rob me of it, and to protect it from outside sources that actually do steal it from me.  Being empowered no matter what by creating from what I have.  What I have is always changing—contracting, expanding, morphing—but I always have the power to create from it, whatever it is.

Katy Perry in 3-D!

After the power went out for a second time and appeared not to be coming back on anytime soon, we created a fun afternoon in a cool movie theatre eating popcorn and watching Katy Perry sing her way through a break up with Russell Brand—rolling with the power outage we couldn’t control.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…your own personal power.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.

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