Call: Habari Gani?! (What's going on?)
Response: Kuumba! [koo-oom-bah]
Today is the sixth day of Kwanzaa, and the principle of creativity is celebrated. This principle means ”to do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.”
On our kinara, light the middle, black candle, the red candle that sits next to the black candle on the left, the green candle that sits next to the black candle on the right, the red candle that sits in the middle of all three red candles, the green candle that sits in the middle of all three green candles and the outer-most red candle.
We should practice this principle by developing new and better ways of doing things that make life better in our community. We can share our artistic talents in a manner that beautifies and brings joy to family and friends.
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while." ~ Steve Jobs