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You absolutely need to watch this lecture series by John Cleese on how to be creative, how to ALLOW YOURSELF to be creative, and how to make it happen again and again. Creativity shouldn't be lightning in a jar.

Absolutely brilliant.

And may I say that years ago, when I learned that Monty Python kept bankers' hours (and believed the SNL method of doing coke and staying up for 36 hours to write sketches was stupid), I realized that it meant that one way wasn't THE way. When you're trying to follow in footsteps of giants, it's okay to take a path alongside them (and dip into the woods and go a different way, actually).

"Humor is an essential part of spontaneity, an essential part of playfulness, an essential part of creativity that we need to solve problems."

And now for something completely different. (Different from me not creating a damn thing.) I'm taking a deep cleansing breath, setting up my personal oasis, and giggling all I want, as per instructed.

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ldybastet
Aug. 29th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this link!!!! I've had creativity block for so many months and getting really frustrated with it... which only makes it worse! LOL So, I needed to watch this and to be reminded of these very important things. :D
stoney321
Aug. 29th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
There's a continuation to the lecture - basically, two videos on that page - in case you didn't see the second one. It was so helpful for me! I'm hoping it help break you out of your slump, too. <3
halfmoon_mollie
Aug. 29th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
Funny, one of the profs was in here this morning singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"

I will look at this when I come up for air. Hope you are well and strong and beautiful as always!
stoney321
Aug. 29th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
<3
"If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten!
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps!
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing."

I love love LOVE Monty Python. They've turned my mood around many a time over the years. *hums Brave Sir Robin*
halfmoon_mollie
Aug. 29th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
Re: <3
he was telling a story about a boat being rammed by another boat and sunk...and when the rescuers came they found one of the survivors clinging to the blat singing "Always look on the bright side of life..."

ladycyndra
Aug. 29th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Giggling is always good! It cleanses the soul. =)
stoney321
Aug. 29th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
AGREED. I live my life on that principle. :D
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stoney321
Aug. 29th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
SAME HERE. Good luck with finding space, time, and your little personal oasis!
no_detective
Aug. 30th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
Ah, brilliant - thank you so much for the link!
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