Skip this one unless you are really into Ted talks and/or Elizabeth Gilbert. Or maybe just skip to the last minute for her inspirational idea.
Elizabeth recounts the Greek idea that genius is not something we are, it’s something we have; it’s something that acts through us. She suggests that genius is something like Doby the house elf who lives in the wall and leaps out every now and then to infuse our work with brilliance…or not.
Watch the video or scroll down for the spoiler. Your choice.
If your job is to dance, do your dance. If the divine, cock-eyed genius assigned to your case, decides to let some kind of wonderment be glimpsed for just one moment through your efforts…then…Â¡OlÃ©!
And if not… do your dance anyhow…then Â¡OlÃ©! to you nonetheless.
Ah heck. Go watch the video. It was good. she earned her Â¡OlÃ©!