Saturday, 1 January 2011

Elizabeth Gilbert on creativity

Creative pursuits and those who follow them make us anxious because it is through creative pursuits that we brush against the divine - far more than through standard religious pursuits, where we choose to meet God in a box. When internalised and seen as springing from the individual, it's no wonder the psyche cannot bear it. The concept of a daimon or a genius spirit is a brilliant one. Far too often, I've started an entry, thinking it'll go one way and it has gone in a completely different direction, through no aegis of my own.

Thank you, Elizabeth Gilbert.

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