Friday, March 4, 2016

Dancing to a different tune.............

     Don't confuse creativity and imagination with "thinking" either.  Ray Bradbury said that thinking is the enemy of creativity because it is self-conscious.  When you think you sit calmly and try to reason through something in a structured, logical way.  Creativity dances to a different tune.  Once you flip that switch, things get a bit chaotic.  Ideas start buzzing.  Images start popping into your head.  Fragments of all kinds of data find their way into orbit.  We're pulled in one direction, then suddenly our instincts send us flying in another.  Material collides and fuses, disappears and reappears.  This chaos is essential to the creative process.  A breakthrough comes when pieces happen to come together in unique and harmonic ways.

-Sean Patrick,  Nikola Tesla:  Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

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