Creativity has the appearance
of intention, will, and self-determination.
But creativity is about openness;
letting go of intention, will, and self-determination;
aligning yourself with something beyond yourself.
This is why if you try to be creative,
you will never be creative.
Just as if you try to be funny,
you will never be funny.
Whereas if you simply pay attention to things:
you will become creative and funny.
Artists tie the ribbon
on a gift, handed, already wrapped.
– They dip a cup into a stream.
– They name the bird
that landed on their shoulder.