Creativity is a voice
that you call to.
It is right there,
‘t sings inside of you.
You just have to
learn how to reach
out to it, hold,
and pull it through.
Yesterday, I read this amazing article questioning the genesis of creativity, written by Thompson Crowley, a British singer-song writer, a writer and an artist, whose voice and work I recently stumbled upon and appreciate very much. Here is an excerpt of my favourite lines from his article.
“[Creativity] seems to come from nowhere, to arise out of empty ashes; sporadically, uninvited and randomly. It taps on your door with an invisible fist, knocking out any loose teeth in the process. It cannot be pinned down. It cannot be labelled. It is wild like the beast, gesticulating madly in its fits of freedom; unbound by any mere measurement. We respect it cautiously, frightened that it might flee.”
If you want more food for thought on this topic, help yourself and have a read. Click here to access Thompson’s Crowley’s post.
Featured image: Bursting Sunshine, Captured in Anthy-Sur-Léman, France on May 27th, 2017.