Thursday, May 20, 2010


ELIZABETH GILBERT speaks about genius. Genius, she says, is not embodied in a person who does something nonpareil. It is not a gift that some have and others do not. It does not exclude.

Genius partners with the artist/worker. Each day, both should show up, but some days, one does not.

After a day of non-productivity – a day of staring at the ream of paper, blank canvas or unmilled stack of wood – one can look heavenward and curse, “I showed up today? Where were you?”

Successful workers – successful artists – show up every day. And on good days, genius joins them.

© 2009
Church of the Open Road Press

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