"It’s really ecstatic. I just feel such joy that I feel transparent; and if there is a time when it’s a struggle, I have learned by now that you just stop and do something else, and if it never comes back, whatever the thought was, let it go...something else will come. It seems to me that creativity, creation itself, is joyous, and if it’s not really, you’re up the wrong creek."
I love that inspirational author Alice Walker donated her archives to my alma mater Emory University’s library, where I spent hundreds of hours during college. I quote her frequently, including in my dissertation on the arts.