I will take away their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 11:19)
As we came to a close to our session of innovation, we spent time contemplating this verse from the prophet Ezekiel and what it might mean for us as innovators. After journaling, Charlie reflected, “We can become stone for protection. But then it will keep us from feeling and growing.” The heroes and I took an appropriate pause after that word. It connected deeply with our quest to become innovators.
As a way to show what they know, the heroes hosted roundtables at Cascade Park. The blustery Wednesday afternoon was not for the faint of heart. But as parents and friends looked through the Roundtable Brochure, it became clear that these heroes had learned about the design thinking process.
I invite you to read through some of the introductions that the heroes composed for their innovations . I suspect you’ll be struck as I was about their capacities to see and imagine.
Jonathan delved into the philosophical realm as he started toward an infinite source of power. While Ella focused on the more practical conundrum of how to avoid climbing on the counter (a big plus for her mom) but still getting the candy stored out of her reach above.
The hearts of these heroes are beating strong and growing. We invite you to keep walking with us as we discover new ways to dream, fail, learn and dream some more.
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