I write songs as an act of self-creation. Sometimes they demand to get written, although I rewrite and struggle with them through days and weeks, and sometimes they emerge whole and intact in a matter of 30 minutes. I try to keep "me" out of the creative process, believing as Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way, The Right to Write, and other books) that creativity is not so much about "thinking something up, as it is about getting something down," and I think most writers and medium artists, and possibly some philosophers and scientists would share this view. Where it comes from is that same place where the Universe was born, I think.
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