VOTW: Creative Genius

OK.  I’m putting off the He-Man/4-non-blondes music video off one more week to share with you this incredible speech that Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of the best seller “Eat, Pray, Love”, recently gave.

The best part of this speech is how she ties it all together in the end, so I’m afraid you’re going to have to invest the entire 20 minutes to watch.

This clip discusses one of the fundamental questions an artist asks himself: “Is my greatest work behind me?” It deals with the feelings and difficulty we feel when, creatively, we just aren’t in the zone, and also attempts to explain how to tame the creative ‘genius’ within us all (aka tell those dang voices in our heads to be quiet).

Many thanks to Tai for sharing this with me.