“I have come to understand that creativity and fear will forever be linked — because creativity always asks us to move in directions of unknown outcome, and fear HATES unknown outcome.
I have made peace with that reality.
All of which is to say: I really don’t believe in fearlessness.
I don’t think it’s a wise or sane goal.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert, on Facebook, 1/4/15, on why fearlessness is not a good goal for the new year
(Painting by Christine Keim Vandeberg)