IT STARTED WITH DAN
Things always seemed to start around Dan; that was his mystery — for some reason, when he spoke, gestured, told stories, we all wanted in.
But he was just a normal guy, acting creatively, acting authentically, often toward agendas and objectives and grand visions most of us never even understood. His imagination was bold because he didn’t follow rules, and his actions were brave because the world he saw around him required them to be.
It’s as if Dan saw a brand new philosophy, a new way of thinking, a new kind of existence — his actions were creatively designed to target the source of change; designed to crawl inside the souls of shakers, help them lift their eyes to see the world as he did – as raw and desperate as it actually is – and help them garner the courage to ask brave new questions.
Dan’s actions were creative and inspiring, but his legacy and lasting impact help us understand what he seemed to already know: that action alone was never going to be enough — yes, positive creative action changes the world around us for the better, but hearts compelled to act creatively are radical instruments for fundamentally evolving the nature of who we are and what world we’re creating.
Have faith, Dan did. Life is a safari. Open your eyes and your heart will follow; open your heart and your feet will move. Be compelled to ask brave new questions, and the creative actions, social change, and brand new destination will come.