From old times and sites to new linkings

Concerning the new Block Editor of WordPress I wonder what those in charge of WordPress made them decide to go for this awful “new” Gutenberg Editor. Nothing in it seems practical, whilst the old editor left everything to our imagination and liberty how to edit and layout our texts.

As a choreographer, I always wanted to be or to feel free to create and to let my imagination roll out of my feet and hands. Probably I was born out of certain creativity and with the impulse to have my thoughts roll out like in the previous years they had bombarded my parents. The sound of the marching German soldiers in the middle of the night still gives the impulse or heartbeat for the liberating thoughts.

My birthday being D-Day I always found I was liberated with liberal or free thoughts, though I always knocked into peoples doors. It was if my free mind was too turbulent and wanting to be freer than the world would allow the freedom of people, conscience, belief, expression or thought. Soon in life, I got to understand my thoughts are perhaps utopian. Though as a creative person, things perhaps difficult to accomplish seemed to attract me more than everything which was freely and easily available.

As such, it took me also a lot of decades before I was happy with my choice of religion, though being it a religion with more controversy than any other religion. People would not bother if I had been an atheist, Buddhist, Catholic or Anglican, or belonging to any sort of Trinitarian Church, but being a non-Trinitarian was like putting oil on the fire. Be it that I choose for a very tiny community, the Christadelphians, and wanted to share with the world our love for God and His son, Jesus Christ, with the whole world, following the task Jesus had given to his disciples. Following in the footsteps of Jesus and his disciples I do not mind going away from Babylon, out in the world proclaiming the Good News and telling about the coming Kingdom of God and its perfect world peace it has to offer.

But before such ideal peace would come over the world we should try to make the best of this world. Trying to make the best use of my time, I spent time creating articles for my Christian or Christadelphian websites, where IT technicians are more concerned with novelty than with practicality. Google (with its sites and Blogger) and WordPress preferred going against the will of most writers to bring new editors, which for lots of writers are more unpractical and more time-consuming than the old editors.

The last few weeks I also had to bring over my main Christadelphian website into smaller units and remaking most of the websites in Google because they could not convert to the new sites. Those which could convert, needed text correction because the previous line ends connecting with old line beginnings, forming one new word.) The impossible conversion and having to make new sites, also implied that I had to replace all the links in the pages of the WordPress sites, because their referral to the old websites would bring the reader to nowhere from November the 1st onwards. This gives me still a lot of work to do for the coming days. This also taking my time away from writing new articles.

We can see that often technology kills successful creativity. Though, creativity is the pinnacle of human intelligence and is that what gives man the liberty to let his dreams give energy is an otherwise dull life. We need that ability to imagine, enabling us to create interesting things which can put others again on the road to create again some other new things, something that doesn’t yet exist.

Mankind needs to acquire and utilize knowledge, and therefore we need intelligence. But intelligence may not kill imagination, or the ability of the mind to be creative. Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something and is the motor of a generation or culture.

Those who want to write need imagination, creativity, intelligence and have to have the technical skills to bring it in reality and to make it worth encountering. Next, we need the one thing that connects them, namely curiosity. If you had not been curious to what the title of this article could bring to you, you would not have read it, and my article would have no eyes to have seen it and would have not met (any or enough) minds thinking about it.

When a person wants to be creative, he must use his curiosity, sometimes more than his imagination. In his head the questions must roar. That they did, and still do, in my head. As a roaring lion every moment of the day I face loads of questions, often with only a few answers. I give way to answers which may come up and allow them to create new questions. I also let the answers feed my (hopefully) – enough – intelligent mind, having it willing to keep learning and to let it do what it knows best: Utilizing knowledge to imagine something out of nothing.

At times of challenge and controversy, I also kept going, perhaps against the flow, into a direction I believed this would bring me on the right path or track to a world where I could fit better and could feel at ease.
That way I do hope to be able to continue to write and to inspire.

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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