Monday, November 9, 2009

The truely creative mind...

Pearl S. Buck said "the truely creative mind in any field isno more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

To him...
a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.

Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create---so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating."

I agree. I live on the fence of this world & am only happy working on my photographic images or my scrapbookink, and occassionally my quilts, costumes, and theatrical productions.

2 comments:

Marie Weichman said...

When my students say that they don't have a creative bone in their body, I tell them they are wrong. I tell them, "human beings are inherently creative."

Beth Crocker said...

Amen sista!