“All of art is organizing your chaos.”
— Jonathan Carroll
I heard writer Jonathan Carroll say this in an interview. It’s so simple and yet so true.
Creative sorts are filled with angst and chaos, both of which feed on each other. I realize that’s a cliche, but that’s because it’s true. That raw energy is the basic building block of creativity. When you apply some structure to it, you get something other people can relate to. Art.
The trick is being someone who can mold the raw energy into something meaningful. It’s so easy to remain in chaos and get nothing accomplished. It’s so easy to impose too much organization and get something boring.
Walking the line can wear a person out.