Mountains of data about climate change are not enough to rouse people from complacency. We need more imaginative, creative ways of addressing the human impact on the global environment.
Artist Donald Judd concluded, “Art is everything at once.” I would expand on his insight. We are all artists all the time, making the greatest works of art imaginable in our very being.
Creativity is never procrastination. Our time in this world is a lived poem.
Is creativity merely a function of the body as a biological organism, or is there something more, a transcendental muse that inspires and guides creativity?
Travelers seeking the authentic in the places they visit are looking for evidence of an authentic self. They desire authentic experiences that reveal a meaningful essence inside themselves.
As a writer I’m with Richard Powers in finding more fulfillment in preparing myself as a receptacle for the creative experience than in producing a daily word count.
A life of writing must include a concerted effort to sell the fruits of creative effort. But we rob ourselves of better treasures when we write only for the market, when we work only for the rewards of remuneration. On the other hand, writers, all creative people, can be the prophetic voices of worlds they stand outside of. ♨
Every writer needs readers. Writing remains first and foremost an act of communication, a relationship of distances mediated in literacy. But too much attention to what readers want tends to dam up the river of creative ideas. For me, producing the text occurs in an intimate place far from earshot of appreciative readers. ♨
We rob ourselves of better treasures when we write only for the market, when we work only for the rewards of remuneration. We create to be alive.