And so the creative soul stands on the precipice, the first blank page in front of them, full of uncertainty, full of vulnerability, trusting that inspiration will come in that moment of need…
Creativity requires at first, complete surrender; surrendering our expectations, our plans, our ideals, our morality, to the story that is set before us. Is it scary to give up your morality?
My acting teacher used to say… “you can’t be polite and act at the same time”; there is a very good chance your character(s) have a different set of values and belief’s than you do. If you judge them, if you use them to preach your message, then they become contrived and less than real.
Something must surpass your morality when you create; there is only one thing that makes a safe and sensible idea… and this is grace.
Grace, allows the artist not to judge or condemn but to love their characters.