Saturday, June 12, 2010
Catching that creative thought by its tail
This is a great video and Elizabeth Gilbert is a great speaker. She wrote the acclaimed and popular book 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Yesterday I wrote about how an idea came to me and I had to rush to draw it before it evaporated from my mind. The experience reminded me of this TED talk. There is a wonderful story that Elizabeth tells in this talk about the poet Ruth Stone. She describes how Stone has to literally catch the poems that come to her and write them down before they fly off somewhere else. I particularly like the bit where Stone has to catch the poem by its tail - but I will leave the storytelling to Elizabeth as she expresses it so eloquently.