Quest

"Our stories come from our lives, and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself, and the quest for peace."
 -Maya Angelou


In 2018, Ahmir Thompson published a fascinating book called Creative Quest. One theme of the book relates to how modern life distracts from creativity. 

According to Thompson, "the key components of creativity (are) boredom, silence, and isolation."

Well.


If we aren't among the many heroes of today, saving lives and keeping vital distribution services flowing; waging a personal war against coronavirus; or scrambling for shelter and dealing with food insecurity, then these three things might strangely be in abundance at the moment.
 

Historically, the Hero's Journey has been viewed as a mythological quest in which the main character defeats the insurmountable, and returns to society victorious--and transformed.

What feels most insurmountable to you right now? 
How might you transform?

"Finding oneself is the quest of life." -Socrates

How to Hero 
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Books:

Creative Quest
Campbell's Hero's Journey
"Say it reader. Say the word 'quest' out loud. It is an extraordinary word, isn't it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope?" 

-Kate DiCamillo

"Writing a novel is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." -E.L. Doctorow

"Everything you possess of skill and wealth and handicraft, wasn't it first merely a thought and a Quest?"-Rumi




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  1. I totally agree with Thompson when he says "the key components of creativity (are) boredom, silence, and isolation", that's why it's so important to let kids be bored. Having them entertained every minute is just not good for their creativity.
    R is for Rayures

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    1. I could not agree more, Frederique! Thank you. :-)

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