Focus On The Creative
is a platform directed toward the exploration, celebration and promotion of creative thinking, creative problem solving, the creative arts and the creative path to independence.

Tru FireElectric has vision for creating positively to touch the heart, spirit, mind and soul of us all. Something like how *The Sun* works, which is what her name "Tru FireElectric" pays homage.

Walk in the Light.


The wisdom of Maya Angelou is much appreciated in a time where women are continuing in the footsteps of leadership. Creating positions where transforming the portion of the world's reality that reads: "Doom & Gloom" is an artistic process, a more visually appealing view of what's positive gives birth to life changing experimenters and experiences aka world changers. As has been an American tradition, Mama Angelou sets the tone in this continuum of dynamism and she wont take nothing for her journey. Rest In Love Maya Angelou. May 28, 2014 It's imperative that I share the following excerpts from her book of short essays, credits as follows: Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (Google eBook) Maya Angelou Random House LLC, Nov 23, 2011 "She will need to prize her tenderness and be able to display it at appropriate times in order to prevent toughness from gaining total authority and to avoid becoming a mirror image of those men who value power above life, and control over love. It is imperative that a woman keep her sense of humor intact and at the ready. She must see, even if only in secret, that she is the funniest, looniest woman in her world, which she should also see as being the most absurd world of all times. It has been said that laughter is therapeutic and amiability lengthens the life span. Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory." [Excerpt from the essay: In All Ways a Woman] "Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true every-where, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure. It is necessary, especially for Americans, to see other lands and experience other cultures. The American, living in this vast country and able to traverse three thousand miles east to west using the same language, needs to hear languages as they collide in Europe, Africa, and Asia. A tourist, browsing in a Paris shop, eating in an Italian ristorante, or idling along a Hong Kong street, will encounter three or four languages as she negotiates the buying of a blouse, the paying of a check, or the choosing of a trinket. I do not mean to suggest that simply overhearing a foreign tongue adds to one's understanding of that language. I do know, however, that being exposed to the existence of other languages increases the perception that the world is populated by people who not only speak differently from oneself but whose cultures and philosophies are other than one's own. Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends." [Excerpt from the essay, "Passports to Understanding"] What a treasure chest of wisdom. Phenomal women, we are indeed. I am thankful. May we each reflect on Maya Angelou's insights shared but never over and above our own. We each must focus on the creative. “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” ― Anaïs Nin Tru FireElectric, Focus On The Creative

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