Creativity is a curious creature, and has been studied greatly over the years by imaginologists. Though their work still leaves much to be desired in terms of the breadth of information, what has been uncovered is intriguing.
Its habitat is the mind. However, as is the case for many organisms, creativity has been found to be fastidious in regards to the type of mind within which it dwells – though it can survive in the bone caverns of any noggin, it prefers open, spacious and playful environments, filled with bursts of neural activity, rather than enclosed, insular and rational ones which only spark intermittently now and then with little in the way of intensity.
One of its most striking features is its diet, which is renowned for its variety. It has been found feeding on ideas, books, people, current affairs, science, nature, and, well, pretty much anything present in the outside world, and sometimes in the inside world as well, such as despair and euphoria. In fact, creativity is a psychological autotroph, and able to weave together complex chemical strands of inspiration from the radiation energy emitted from nerve synapses alone, though it needs exposure to the outside environment before such reactions can occur.
This creature is renowned for its fickle disposition. Countless imaginologists have tried approaching the creature with mixed results. Sometimes, it pads over to them, docile as a cat, and licks their hand and purrs, or snootily ignores any advances, no matter the degree of coaxing, and struts off into the corner with its psychedelic tail in the air, or, worst of all, at other times, simply lies down to sleep, curling up among the brain crenellations, and no amount of cajoling can rouse it.
Creativity undergoes procreation through parthenogenesis, that is, it reproduces alone, without a mating partner. There is no yearly cap on the number of offspring it produces, though, depending on the breadth of the panoply of its diet, its offspring are also varied, birthed in the form of sundry art, such as books, films, artworks, business models and clothing.
The creature also has many natural predators, including procrastination, self-doubt, lack of confidence, television, video games, the internet, anxiety and stress. However, if an optimum habitat is chosen, or an area groomed to an optimum level through the erection of mental fortresses and suchlike, many of these predators can be easily avoided or warded off.
As to its physical appearance, well, that still remains a mystery, for it is a constantly reproducing, its offspring gestating inside of them during all months of the year like butterflies wriggling and squirming inside chrysalises, resulting in them taking on the color, form and shape of whatever creature it is currently bearing, so that it often has the appearance of a perpetually flickering and shifting phantasmagoria of images, ideas and words. Thus, so far, imaginologists have been unable to isolate its true appearance from those of its offspring, and are not hopeful they ever will.
For those of you who want to own one of these creatures and rear them as faithful pets, imaginologists have good news – they are free, and can be found in your nearest mental habitat, most likely the wrinkled nub between the lobes of your ears. Yes, that’s the one. However, make sure you build a proper habitat for it, to keep out the predators, feed it properly and take it out for regular walks and exercise, so that it remains healthy and strong. Doing these, though you may never tame it completely, will increase the likelihood of it approaching you with friendliness and giving birth to wondrous offspring in the years to come.