On Creativity

Creativity demands limitations as a river needs its banks.  For without these limitations we are not able to pour into form our message to the world, neither in the arts nor in the thoughts of our hearts. I have lived with Biploar illness for all of my adult life (and perhaps before that).  When I finally found a set of medications which enabled me to live a more constructed life, I lamented briefly that I was not able to re-create my manic (and falsely identified) creative state of being.  I was not creative. In no more fashion than a river that had exceeded its banks and whose rushing waters now threatened to engulf and destroy the very things to which it once brought life. If you wish to be creative, remain in your channels, and then your muse will visit you, unafraid.

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