Getting Mugged By Creative Ideas - The Bipolar Question of the Week

John McManamy Health Guide
  • Wrote Samuel Taylor Coleridge (referring to himself in the third person):


    All the images rose up before him as things with a parallel production of the correspondent expressions, without any sensation or consciousness of effort.


    From Mozart: 


    Whence and how [ideas] come, I know not; nor can I force them … Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them, as it were, all at once. 


    And Poincare: 


    Ideas rose in crowds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination.


    It’s as if creative thoughts have an independent life of their own. There we are, minding our own business - wham! out of the blue - we get mugged by something totally novel. I could go on and on, but let’s not overthink this. Question:

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    Your experience with creative ideas - go for it.


    Don’t assume creativity only applies to the arts and related enterprises. Talking your way out of a traffic ticket counts. So does saying something nice about your Aunt Matilda’s hairdo. Comments below ...

Published On: June 29, 2013