A very interesting, inspiring and entertaining talk by Elizabeth Gilbert about the pressure and expectations artists encounter from the collective. The story she tells about the poet Ruth Stone is wonderful- as is her punchline! I hope you enjoy and gain as much inspiration from this talk as I did.
“I have ideas come through me from a source I can’t identify”
“Olé to you…just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up”
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.