I am proud to admit it. I enjoy a good Ted Talk. Specifically the ones the writers on writing but I enjoy them nonetheless. I am newly converted but there seems to be a video on everything.
This discussion, insight into the pressures she experienced afterwards. Gilbert offers a light hearted look at the impossible requirements we place on artists and geniuses.
Suggesting that these individuals instead of being the source of the magic and wonder we admire are merely conduits for the divine that we see and experience through their work. Gilbert paints an alternative view to the doomed and destructive artist.
Referencing ancient civilizations and cultures that believed a divine spirit, (daemons, genius, muses, etc) charged with assisting with the creation of work.
The muse was a way to remove individuals from the true beauty of the work, therefore successes or failures were a joint partnership between artist and the divine.
A brilliant idea, I’ve always believed in muses and believe that my gifts are indeed a gift from the divine.
The video is deep. You should give it a watch!