I’m wondering what has triggered your ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ moments during lockdown. One of my colleagues was telling me that he had been building all sorts of creative things out of the scraps of wood in the garden. Mine’s more likely to be substituting ingredients in cooking. Or using up scraps of fabric that I might have previously thought were too small to do anything with.
Maybe we need a combination of necessity and boredom (see Day 8) to trigger our inner creativity. Or maybe it is a result of Plan A being abandoned that we have to find a different way of doing something (see Day 9). Maybe it is the shift in our routines and the lack of things that we are normally able to access easily that gives us a different perspective.
Maybe necessity has brought some really positive outcomes. Re-prioritisation in our lives. Identifying the things that really matter. Talking with the people we love. Spending time with God. A delicious meal that we never previously thought about cooking. A scrappy quilt, or two. A repaired rabbit hutch. Whatever it is, the impact may not be the same as The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind but it may be an impact we need.