For some time now, I've been thinking about creativity, and the process of making things. Lots of people have been. I've even been writing about it a bit. Lots of people have been. I think it's in the air, or water, or something.
But then Liz Gilbert wrote this:
I read the first few pages as a sample on my Nook and got really excited. So, I went to Barnes and Noble right away and bought a print copy, because I knew that I needed to highlight and sticky note the heck out of it.
I won't say that this is the last word in writing about creativity, although it's far better than anything that I or, in fact, most people could write (because - hello - Liz Gilbert). It isn't the last word, because it has sparked lots more conversations and lots of writing. And something tells me that Liz Gilbert wouldn't have it any other way.
It turns out, people are hungry for creativity. They are longing to lead more creative lives. They are tired of sitting on the sofa and being told that they are consumers and nothing more. And Creativity is saying "Bring it on, more, more, don't be shy - there's enough for everybody!"
And that is the miracle of creativity - the sheer abundance of it. Like the miracle of the loaves and fishes, you can divide it over and over again, and there's always enough for everybody, and then leftovers.
Can you tell I'm excited? All I can say is, read this book. Get excited too. Then go make something.