Thank you Dustin Pickering and Mutiu Olawuyi for listening. Hence caring. We need more like you in this world of ours.
About Z.M. Wise
- Momentum (Angie’s 2nd album)
- Comfort My People (Angie’s 1st album)
- Be True and Be Free (Angie’s poetry books)
- Chronic Creativity (Angie’s digital book on Creativity Portal)
- World Music Foundation podcast about Paramount Records with Angie
- Hot Seat Records (Angie’s record label)
- Just Talking: A Chat with Angie Mack Reilly by Ben Merens at Riverwest Radio
- Creativity Coach: Train with Angie through online lessons
- Donate to Angie’s business Ozaukee Talent
- Angie’s pioneering efforts on Paramount Records
- Matthew Reilly “The Carpenter Artist”
- Angie contributes to Jack White Grammy Award-winning project: The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records
- Paramount Walking Tour Booklet and Paramount Plaza Walk of Fame
I Love Contradictions
by Angela K. Mack © 1/6/09
Feature photo by Angie Mack Reilly (c) 2015
I have always preached,
“The best art forms contain the greatest contradictions.”
I love contradiction. It is the drama of our existence.
Right now, I am humored by the earth being blanketed by cool virgin snow.
Meanwhile, my burning heart is inflamed with the passion of my prime.
The earth is being cooled and my soul is flaming hot.
My nerdy and shy highschool friend is now a diva.
Another boy has pleasantly matured.
Popular friends have vanished
and unknown ones have become beacons of light.
Life has a way of leveling
and bringing the obscure to the spotlight
and the stars to the pit.
Life is full of drama and…
the best drama is full of contradictions.
Who would have known
we would all end up here?
by Angie Mack Reilly 7.20.19
The Art of Dreaming
I believe that dreaming is an underrated skill.
Not the sleep kind of dreaming.
I see dreaming as a coping skill.
I see it as being visionary.
Being visionary is a skill that any good leader needs to have.
I encourage dreaming. Fantasy. Fiction. And everything in between.
Featured image taken by Angie Mack Reilly titled, “Sunset on the Wisconsin Farm”
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Poem: Inward and Outward
by Angie Mack Reilly, author of Chronic Creativity: A Diagnostic Look at the Condition and How to Become Infected (c) 2008
I have come to understand through many observations that the craziest ideas are usually the most brilliant ideas.
These “crazy” ideas are initially met with mocking, negativity, rejection, disbelief and even persecution.
When I see someone with an idea, concept, creative thought, etc….that is welcomed by any of the above in the initial stages, I take notice. (Herein lies a brilliant idea!)
Take, for instance, my cousin. Many years ago, she had a vision to create vintage undergarments out of recycled materials. It was a new concept…cutting edge…almost silly at the time. Yet she has stuck with her dream, is growing, and will flourish in my opinion. I wouldn’t be surprised if she ends up making her mark in the world of fashion.
I often call people like this “ahead of their time”. These creative idea makers seem to have an intuition or vision for the future. They create something or present something. But the idea is often so “out of the box” that it is not understood by others in its entirety initially. Because it is not understood, it is faced with rejection, criticism, and on and on………
So my encouragement to all of the “silly” idea-makers….stick with it! If you are facing negativity and ridicule from others, you are most likely onto something grand. Press on my friend……..