Welcome to my blog about creativity.
I've learned from my most painful and joyful experiences, leading me to find my creative purpose.
My mission is to create paintings based on archetypes and narrative story. This combination of story, narrative and the mystery of archetype is something we all long for, informs our world and nourishes our creative souls.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Elif Shafak - The Politics of Fiction
I found this TED talk on Face Book, and until today I had never heard of Elif Shafak. When visiting the TED site and reading the comments left and the varied opinions about what she had to say, I was a little over whelmed and rather confused by all the analytical headiness of what was said about her talk. Instead of getting into a big brouhaha over linguistics etc., and God only knows, having taken a linguistics in University, I found out how linguists seem love a good fight. When considering the controversial comments on the TED site, I can't help but reflect on what is said in the 12 step rooms of recovery. " Take what you like and leave the rest ."
Personally, I found it her talk insightful and enlightening. I loved what she said about story telling, circles, Sufis, and that she talked about Rumi, whom I love so much.