Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear | Book Notes #1

Book Cover for Big Magic:Creative Living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic:Creative Living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

What if you engage in a hot, torrid and long-lasting love affair?

With Creativity.

How would that look like for you?

That visual is what stuck with me after devouring this book. The author, Elizabeth Gilbert (same author as Eat, Pray, Love), painted that scene in my mind so vividly that it made me giddy with excitement to be creative. She used that analogy, of seeing your creativity like a lover that you just can’t just get enough of. She writes,

“Stop treating your creativity like it’s a tired, old, unhappy marriage (a grind, a drag) and start regarding it with the fresh eyes of a passionate lover. Even if you have only fifteen minutes a day in a stairwell alone with your creativity, take it. Go hide in that stairwell and make out with your art.”

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