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Ao ler isto hoje de manhã percebi pela primeira vez muita coisa do meu trabalho. Talvez vos ajude.

“Every creative journey begins with a problem. It starts with a feel of frustration, the dull ache of not beeing able to find the answer. We have worked hard, but we´ve hit the wall. We have no idea what to do next.

When we tell one another stories about creativity, we tend to leave out this phase of the creative process. We neglet to mention those days when we wanted to quit, when we belive that our problems were impossible to solve. Because such failures contradict the romantic version of events- there is nothing triumphant about false start- we forget all about them. (The failures also remind us how close we came to having no stories to tell) Insted, we skip straight to the breakthroughs. We tell the happy endings first.

The danger of telling this narrative is that the feeling of frustration- the act of beeing stumped- is an essencial part of the creative process. Before we can find the answer- before we probably even know the question- we must be immersed in disappointment, convinced that a solution is beyond our reach. We need to have wrestled with the problem and lost- And so we give up and move to Woodstock because we will never create what we want to create.

It´s often only at this point, after we´ve stopped searching for the answer, that the answer often arrives. The imagination has a wicked sense of irony. …”

Imagine  Jonah Leherer


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