page 301 attachment to any creative process

“Attachment to any creative process can seal the door through which spontaneity enters. Even if for a short time, it may be of benefit to leave this door cracked open.” — Rick Rubin, The Creative Act, page 301

  • Attachment.

  • To time of day, to your special notebook and pencil, to tidiness, to mess, to a mood. Oh that’s a biggie. To what worked last time. To what always works. To materials. To tools. To getting attention. To what you know people loved before. To what something looks like partway through it. To your favorite chair. To technique. To perfection. To reliability. To the order in which you proceed. Attachment to needing new supplies. Attachment to how much you’ve been taught. Attachment to “Oh, that’s for other people.” Attachment to reaching the perfect state, first. Attachment to safety. Attachment to disappointment. To chaos. To risk. Attachment to the known.



The Creative re-Action:

Responding to Rick Rubin's "The Creative Act"

Is just that. I open the book at random. I read a sentence. I respond to it.