Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Don't just do something; stand there

A most excellent article on creativity from the Los Angeles Times: Don't just do something; stand there

"Creative work needs solitude," writes the poet Mary Oliver. "It needs the whole sky to fly in, and no eye watching till it comes to that certainty which it aspires to.... Privacy, then. A place apart — to pace, chew pencils, to scribble and erase and scribble again."

2 comments:

Kacey Hayes said...

That is lovely. <3

tedsmum said...

While I self indulgently sank into the summer blues I missed all that stuff that seemed to knock you sideways for a while. Hope you are walking straight again, keep writing, talking, laughing, crying... love, tedsmum xx