Friday, September 04, 2009

Popping in and out of Eternity

Nachmanovitch advises that the creative person distinguish between constructive judgment and obstructive judgment.

This means telling the difference between two kinds of time. The feedback between constructive judgment and ongoing creative work goes back and forth at more than lightning speed: it goes on in no-time (eternity). The partners, muse and editor, are always in synchrony, like a pair of dancers who have known each other for a long time.

(Free Play, p. 134)

Does one simply pop in on eternity? Pop! Has it always been "there," or does it need to be generated through something like practice? Can we judge eternity into and out of existence? Must eternity at any moment have been inspired? Does eternity even have moments?

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