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Get Motivated: “Creativity Sets Us Free” | #amwriting

Sunday, March 4, 2018

In the creative act we can experience the same freedom we know in dreams. This happens as I write a story. I am bound by neither time nor space. I know those distant galaxies to which Meg Murray went with Charles Wallace and Calvin. …

But this freedom comes only when, as in a dream, I do not feel that I have to dictate and control what happens. I dream, sometimes, that I am in a beautiful white city I have never seen in “real” life, but I believe in it. I also believe in the planet Uriel, with its beautiful flying creatures, and also in that other planet where are found the unicorn hatching-grounds.

When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions and opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds are clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.

~Madeleine L’Engle
Madeleine L’Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life
p. 55

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