The Artist's Way Every Day: A Year of Creative Living -- May 12
I think if we talked more realistically about what creativity feels like, we might let ourselves do a little more of it. If we thought of it as normal -- 98.6 on the human spectrum (нормальная температура -- 36.6 С )-- instead of a sudden spike in our psychic temperature, we might let ourselves do it as a daily practice. We might all show up at the page or the easel and discover that there are reams (ream -- 500 sheets of paper. Special usage: a large quantity of something, typically paper or writing on paper) of work waiting to move through us, right now, in the exact life that we have already. We might discover that creativity is not a marathon event that we must grid ourselves for, whacking off great swaths of life as we know it to make room for it. Creativity is not aberrant, not dramatic, not dangerous. If anything, it is the pent-up energy of not using creativity that feels that way.