Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quote of the Week: Letting the Other Half Out!

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."

E.L. Doctorow

I spotted this quote while checking on something not related to house renovation nor grandchildren and immediately paired writing with painting -- two of my favorite creative pursuits.

Doctorow suggests that schizophrenia is acceptable, but could it also be that it is a little necessary? I often think I do my best work when "I" am "out of control;" when that "other" self speaks. I sometimes look back at paragraphs or paintings and wonder who strung the words or brushed the paint.

A good thing. Letting the other half out!

BushStrokes (c) AAB
iPhone photo:
Two Halves


Charles Henry said...

We must befriend those that reside within us who often provide revelations simply seen from a different perspective.

Annette Bush said...

Whoa, Charles, nice. It should be printed out and put on morning mirrors to get us started for the day!