We can’t always create despite our limitations. Sometimes we have to create with them.
In some stories, we don’t climb the mountain, defeat what’s ‘holding us back,’ and emerge victorious.
Some constraints are not to be defeated. They may be precious: lovely, down-haired creatures who wake us feverish and sniffling in the night. Some are simply part of us: limitation and gift bundled wired right into our neural pathways. And then there are those human limits that are, simply, non-negotiable.
Maybe the question is not how to escape these constraints. Or even how we could have created if only…
Sometimes the question is simply, how to create with these (human) conditions?
If you’ve ever felt like your creative endeavors were drifting beyond your grasp and that limitations loomed too large in your life, then this is for you. (And it’s also for me--because it’s full of everything I have to remember as well).