Creativity is arcane and mundane
—it's commonly misconceived as a magical ability only accessible to special geniuses, or as a fixed ability determined at birth.
Creativity is special—, the ultimate expression of human ingenuity, intuition, and logic. It's mysterious and appears magical, and it's tied to deep meanings around the cyclical unfolding of our lives. Human creativity echoes the creativity of the cosmos—it's a natural subject for eternal mythmaking and wonder (see eternalism).
Creativity is also profoundly mundane., one that can be practiced and improved. It's a common practical activity (and non-activity) people experience every day without thinking about it. There are elements of creativity in everything we do and perceive.
Creativity is inherently "both/and"—sacred and mundane, special and practical.
Creativity is arcane, divine (mages, cleric, bards) and profoundly mundane (rogues, rangers, artificers). The mundane side is dismissed as fake magic tricks, the arcane side seeds inaccessible hero myths. Need to multiclass. —Kevin McGillivray (@kev_mcg) May 17, 2020
Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. –
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These are my draft notes on creativity—as a skill, a practice, and a mystery