I picked up a fascinating book during a recent visit to Hay-on-Wye (book capital of England). It’s the kind of book that if it were food, you would have to take each mouthful, savour, enjoy and then move on to discover the delights of the next course.
I bought it to support my explorations into the world of Blogdom. It’s by Deena Metzger and is called ‘Writing for your life, a Guide and Companion to the Inner Worlds’. Here’s a paragraph that has given me much to think about – I’ve never really thought of creativity as being frightening but rather in contrast, liberating. I now see that for some, venturing beyond the consensus causes anxiety. Listen to this:
‘Some people fear seeing or feeling anything about which there is no general agreement. For others, it is thrilling to be aware of innuendo, shading, complexity. For those who do not wish to step away from consensus, the creative is useless at best; at worst, it is dangerous. But for those who are intrigued by the multiplicity of reality and the unique possibilities of their own vision, the creative is the path they must pursue’.
If I come across more insights from this wonderful book, I’ll post them.