quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2009

Pensamento XVIII

"The experience of the critical instability that leads to emergence [e.g. emergence of novelty or innovation] usually involves strong emotions - fear, confusion, self-doubt, or pain - and may even amount to an existential crisis."
"Not all experiences of crisis and emergence need to be that extreme, of course [as Proust testimony]. They occur in a wide range of intensities, from small sudden insights to painful and exhilaranting transformations. What tey have in common is a sense of uncertainty and loss of control that is, at the very least, unconfortable. Artists and other creative people know how to embrace this uncertainty and loss of control. Novelists often report how their characters take lives of their own in the process of creation, as the story seems to write itself; and the great Michelangelo gave us the unforgettable image of the sculptor chipping away the excess marble to let the statue emerge."

In 'the hidden connections', F. Capra, 2002, pag. 118 e 119

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