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To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
–Robert Louis Stevenson
I’m reading the chapter “Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity” in The Artist’s Way. The material about crazymakers hits home so very much, and makes me want to get everybody I know to do AW!
…Crazymakers are those personalities that create storm centers. They are often charismatic, frequently charming, highly inventive, and powerfully persuasive. And, for the creative person in their vicinity, they are enormously destructive. You know the type: charismatic but out of control, long on problems and short on solutions.
Crazymakers are the kind of people who can take over your whole life. To fixer-uppers, they are irresistible: so much to change, so many distractions…
We have cleared out LOTS more clutter tonight, books and magazines for the most part. We evilly put them out in the breezeway before we take them to the car, so the neighborhood kids have gone through and taken lots of them. That was my idea, thank you very much 🙂 They are encouraged to read and exposed to material they might not ever encounter otherwise, and we have less to tote away! There’s still lots more to go out, but Sam doesn’t want me carrying it.