I could recommend TED Talks all day long and someday I might. For the time being I will recommend a new 2009 TED Talk by writer Elizabeth Gilbert. Their synopsis is perfect: “Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses – and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person ‘being’ a genius, all of us ‘have’ a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.”

Essentially, this is an excellent perspective on the creative process that I appreciated, especially for its recognition of the divine and the role of something bigger, better and brighter beyond us that wants us to create, that tickles us, that runs us over, that loves us – but is not us.

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