Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. – T.S. Eliot
In the modern world originality is dead but creativity can still thrive. Whatever you do is an extension of yourself and there’s only one you. The world couldn’t handle another.
Write the book you want to read, paint the picture you want to see and read the words below to learn 5 inspiring new words that only creative people can truly understand.
If you put your meraki into everything you do someday you’ll be a star in the universe that matters to you.
Practice makes perfect and the more times you do something the better it will become. ‘The first draft of anything is shit.’ – Ernest Hemingway
It you’re lucky enough to have worked out what your aeipathy is then run with it and do it as often and as well as you possibly can.
This is the aim with all truly absorbing creative work. Everything else is blocked out, it’s just you and the work alone together, until someone pops in to ask if you want a cup of coffee.
When a vagary takes hold of a person who has not been flexing their creative muscles they tend to dismiss it as ‘not sensible’ or a ‘waste of time’. Creative people know when to follow a whim and see where it takes them.
What a wonderful word, selcouth can go some way in describing all of the art we’ve loved but at the time had no words to describe.