I got a jolt of inspiration this morning from Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk: A different way to think about creative genius, where she speaks about returning to a more ancient understanding of the relationship between humans and the creative mystery. Those who’ve done Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way will be very familiar with her idea that the *creative spark* and the artistic process cannot be controlled by us mere mortals, but rather we open ourselves up as channels through which something mysterious and ineffable flows. Elizabeth has such a wonderful way with words. Highly recommended listening. (Thanks to Margie for sending to me!)

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