I have read, Eat, Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert and I thought it was entertaining and descriptive about her reflective journey, which in many ways might parallel the creative process of artists finding their way toward production. But since I have long been fascinated by the creative process, I think her next, new book, will have much more substance. She is really onto something here in her lecture at the TED Conference.
I have long thought that there is divine inspiration in the creative output. Sometimes that flash of inspiration just can’t be explained. If we can accept that there is a mystery, greater than ourselves guiding us, then the explanation for a “creative genius” takes on a whole other, maybe more meaningful meaning.
I learned of the video through Derek Siver’s blog about music.