Wednesday, October 21, 2015


In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert talks about the word "passion," how overused it is, how intimidating it can be. "Just follow your passion." "Discover your passion and then everything else will follow."

Of course, this is poppycock. It implies that the creative life is a matter of being swept away by something rather than working away at something. Gilbert suggests that instead of focusing on passion, we focus on curiosity.
I believe that curiosity is the  secret. Curiosity is the truth and the way of creative living. Curiosity is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. Furthermore, curiosity is accessible to everyone.
What a comfort it was to read these words. So obvious yet so overlooked. So simple but so true.


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