Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Drive To Create
It recounted the gradual neurological breakdown of both the composer Maurice Ravel and a painter named Anne Adams. Both artists created some of their most memorable pieces while slowly succumbing to progressive aphasia and eventually dementia.
And despite the fact that both artists were quickly becoming unable to create, both still retained the NEED to create. The episode illustrated that creativity is a basic drive, just like hunger, sleep, movement, or sex. Humans need to create and make lasting things of beauty.
I urge you to listen to the story. It’s amazing: http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blog/2012/jun/18/unraveling-bolero/
Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.