In my ears

“Big Magic” narrated by the author Elizabeth Gilbert

3 March 2024

This is a lovely book that I revisit every couple of years. I like that it’s read by the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, because the rise and fall of her voice emphasizes the words she feels are important. I can’t say that it’s like having a conversation with her, but it feels like she’s talking directly to me. And that makes her message of embracing creativity even richer.

She talks about creativity and how Inspiration might try to reach us. And she implores that you need to be ready to receive it, or Inspiration might seek expression somewhere else. (the capitalization is mine)

You can get a taste of her message on creative living by reading the transcript of her 2009 Ted Talk.