I read this post on the blog simple lovely recently (found via a cup of jo) and it totally struck a nerve. I often think about creativity and am, in fact, working very hard to raise two creative people. There's a lot of guilt that comes with motherhood and I was truly relieved to hear that actor Jason Schwartzman's mom inspired creativity simply through her actions rather than by over-scheduling creative moments. Here's how Joslyn of simple lovely so eloquently put it:
- Schwartzman doesn't mention a mother that signed him up for a back-to-back roster of classes, helming an endless carpool circuit from one enriching creative activity to another. Rather what seemed to have (at least partially) formed him as a creative being is what he "witnessed" his mother doing (or rather living) -- her love of cinema and books and music…her passions.