Monday, April 6, 2009

Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity

My friend Melita Greenleaf sent this to me a while ago. I finally watched it and thought it was really interesting. This is the note she sent with the link: "Someone dear to me passed along this YouTube clip of a speech by Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love. Gilbert discusses the source of creative inspiration & the pressures and identity crises artists experience in a refreshingly candid and funny manner. She reveals her own fears about releasing a new book following the "freakish success" of her bestseller and she tells a great story about Tom Waits. It's 20 mins long, but worth the watching. I've seen it twice in the span of a few days because I found it so encouraging."

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