Thursday, February 12, 2009

Author of Eat Pray Love Speaks on Creative Genius

I love that Elizabeth Gilbert shared stories from Ruth Stone and Tom Waits in the same talk on TED but her reflections on these stories and more promote the idea that we do not need to tormented by an internalized creativity. This is a huge take way for me.

She says, collaboration, a kind of coversation between us and something that is not us is the creative process. This is the part I am relating to right now in my work. The fear that I will not catch the wave is something I relate to deeply.

" If the divine cock-eyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed through you, Ole! to you, and if not Ole! to you anyway for showing up to your part."

Ole!

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