Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Now I know why some creative types go crazy

Many of us know of the problems of Robert Schuman, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.  I know now why they could have problems.  Either a creator gets depressed when the ideas run dry or frustrated when the ideas come faster than they can put them on paper or canvas.

You can see from today's postings that I have lots of ideas, whether you agree with them or not.  Beyond that are files for each month with notes for possible amplification, a two-inch pile of 1/4 sheets of scribbled notes, and about two dozen record books of notes, some in a shorthand.

And I keep generating more ideas as I read newspapers, magazines, and books, both paper and online.