Episode 16 – Narratives and Creativity Part 2: Lifetime Narratives
We are all that kid on the playground
In this episode we talk about the kind of narratives in our lives that are like icebergs. We tell a story about a kid on the playground who just wanted to imagine he was on a ship. And then we bring him again. And again. Our narratives, whether we create them ourselves, they're handed to us, or a little of both, shape who we are and how we go about going after what we want. And when they're particularly insidious, they keep us from living the creative life we want.
Links: Links: It's Not About The Money by Brent Kessel A fantastic page from Byron Katie about doing that introspective work (the Questions section is what we reference in the previous episode, Narratives Part 1: Everyday Narratives) Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland (review) - This is a nice companion piece to this series on narratives. If you can get a copy of this book, we highly recommend it.