“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
— CG Jung
Words, stories, memories? Colors, shapes, the intervals between sounds? Play, and find what you love.
(Alpine Moon, Wengen, Switzerland; photo by the author)
“The creative process, so far as we are able to follow it at all, consists in the unconscious activation of an archetypal image, and in elaborating and shaping this image into the finished work. By giving it shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present, and so makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life.”
– Carl Jung, quoted in Marry Your Muse: Making A Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity, by Jan Phillips